Rotary Stars


The school hosted the 36th Annual Rotary Club of Glasgow’s Schools Public Speaking Competition Final last week.

64 pupils from 12 different secondary schools took part, with the best 18 pupils from four heats speaking in the final in the Georgeson Room on November 21.

The school had three finalists, Owen Gould (S2), Farwah Rushd (S3) and Alex Hyman (S4) and they delighted staff, friends, and family alike with their witty, engaging and powerful deliveries.

Alex explored how hip hop and mathematics inspired both the logical and eccentric sides of his personality, while Farwah depicted the pros and cons of living with social media. Both were a credit to themselves and the school.

Owen did incredibly well, enthralling the audience as he shared his frustrations about his ‘perfect older brother’.

His charming and genuinely hilarious performance won him the Quaich for the best junior contestant – an impressive feat given the number of entries and the exceptional quality seen on the night.

Well done to all three of our wonderful speakers.


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