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St John’s Triumphs at Rotary Youth Speaks District Final, Wales Millennium Centre

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From the Rotary website:

‘In a tightly fought contest in the Urdd theatre of the Wales Millennium Centre, St John’s College came away triumphant, not only winning the Senior competition, but also being judged runners-up in the Intermediates.

The Senior team of Ryan Martin (chairman), Dominie Patel (speaker), and Bethan Thomas (Vote of Thanks), spoke on the subject “Freedom of Speech is an absolute inviolable right”. Dominie Patel also won the prize for Best Speaker. The runners-up in the seniors were Gwynfor¬†Dafydd, Luke Fletcher, and Nia Oatley of Ysgol Llanhari who spoke on “Should Britain be involved in International Affairs?

The Intermediate competition was won by King Henry VIII School Abergavenny whose subject was “This house believes that we need to put a little more love in our hearts for Arts in our schools”. Cara Newsome was chairman, Emily James speaker, and Sumayah Jilani gave the Vote of Thanks. Emily also won the prize for Best Speaker. Runners-up were Joseph Shaw, Daniel Siromani, and Marco Aldridge of St John’s College with the subject “Nuclear Power is the future of energy”.’

Our teams can be very proud indeed of their successes against a total of 18 teams from schools across Wales in such a prestigious national competition.

Mr J. Neville & Miss Staples.

7 March 2014

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