18th Dec, 2017

Head girl has the gift of the gab after winning competition

Laura Kearns 29th Sep, 2017

THE HEAD girl of Princethorpe College has won the top prize at a national speaking competition.

Sixth form student Miriam Isaacs won the Catenian Public Speaking Competition for Young People – one of 16 regional winners.

The 17 year-old history, French and English Literature and Language student gave a four-minute presentation on the topic of ‘Should the law should always be obeyed?’.

She said: “I felt very privileged to be able to take part in this competition at a national level and talking about the law and justice reminded me how lucky we are to be able to speak our mind in public. And of course, winning was the icing on the cake.”

Competitors were marked by the judges, Wendy Sutcliffe, Lord Alton of Liverpool and the Bishop of Salford, Reverend John Arnold, on a variety of criteria from content, delivery, elocution and appearance.

Headteacher Ed Hester said: “This is absolutely super news, the college has won the regional rounds before, but this is the first time we have had a national winner.”

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