Youngsters Speak Out
8:29am 22nd November 2012
A team from Dorchester’s St. Osmund’s Middle School has won the local heat of Rotary’s nationwide “Youth Speaks” competition, hosted by Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club at the United Church last Wednesday (14th). The team’s main speaker, Sophie Bennett (who was also named as the best individual speaker) gave a thoughtful and convincing presentation on “Two heads are better than one”.
A team from Sunninghill Preparatory School was runner up with the subject “What more can be done to protect rare species?”.
The judges were David Phillips, the Medical Director of Dorset Primary Care Trust, Clare Davison, Principal of Kingston Maurward College, and Police Sergeant Julian Snook.
Lorraine Wong, President of the Casterbridge Rotary Club, commented “The skill and confidence of the young speakers at this event were amazing. We wish St. Osmunds School good luck in the next stage of the competition.”
The photo shows Casterbridge Rotary President Lorraine Wong with the winning Dorchester St. Osmund’s team of (from left to right) Lauren O’Toole, Lottie Small and Sophie Bennet.