Young speakers enjoy spotlight in Rotary competition

Chipping Norton School won the junior young speaking competition at an event held last night (Monday). Pictured from left to right are Oliver Ball, Zack Ibrahim and Holly Ibrahim with Derek Boughton, chairman of the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell. NNL-150112-114255001
Chipping Norton School won the junior young speaking competition at an event held last night (Monday). Pictured from left to right are Oliver Ball, Zack Ibrahim and Holly Ibrahim with Derek Boughton, chairman of the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell. NNL-150112-114255001

Inspirational speakers of the future took part in this year’s Rotary Young Speaking competition at Tudor Hall School last night (Monday).

The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell and was also attended by Chipping Norton School and Kingham Hill School.

Winners of the junior competition were Chipping Norton on the subject ‘Violent Video Games Are Immoral’. Their team members comprised of chairperson Oliver Ball, speaker Zack Ibrahim and the vote of thanks was given by Holly Ibrahim.

The senior competition winners were Tudor Hall speaking on the subject of ‘Celebrity Culture is a modern day evil’. Their team members were Anna Stallibrass, chairman, Harriet Hope, speaker and vote of thanks given by Isobel Batt.

Judges for the event were teachers and Rotary members following strict marking criteria use across the country in this National competition.

David Clarke, youth chairman of the Rotary Club of Banbury, said: “The presentations were of a particularly high standard and it was an

inspiring evening from the eloquent young speakers.”

The winners were presented with their awards by Rotary club president Derek Boughton and they will go on to the next round at Witney in January.