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Youth Speaks 2017

Speaking out under pressure

Students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 competed for the first time in the Rotary Club's annual Youth Speaks competition, held at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. The competition is an opportunity for young people to practise their public-speaking skills in a formal setting and to work together as a team to research and present their views on a philosophical issue or current affairs topic of their choice.

Eggar's fielded two junior teams and one senior team, speaking on diverse subjects as the nature of money, the importance of mental health awareness, and the benefits of teaching public-speaking in schools. 

All three teams demonstrated great calm under pressure and were a credit to themselves and to the school.

Congratulations to Archie Stevens, Ava Tierney, Danielle Young, David Gee, Jayda Whitehill, Kayley Habicht, Lillie Ewins, Michael Stokes, Sophie Brand and Sophie Cass - we are very proud of you!