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Youths Speaks! Success


On Sunday 12th May, the Hutchesons’ public speaking team won silver, and the Best Speaker prize, at the National Final of the Senior Youths Speaks! competition held in Nottingham at the Rotary Showcase.

Speaking on stage at the Royal Concert Hall, the S3 team delivered an outstanding presentation, which was at turns moving, humorous and profound.

Owen managed proceedings superbly as Chairperson, while Sara delivered a very gracious Vote of Thanks.

Aubrey won the Best Speaker prize for his exceptional speech on altruism and legacy, entitled ‘Weeds or Wildflowers’.

Over ten thousand pupils across the UK and Ireland entered the first round of this Senior competition, which highlights just how incredible this achievement is.

Our team were the youngest of the seven final teams and were an absolute credit to themselves, the school and Scotland.

Youth Speaks! gives young people a national platform to make their voices heard, and Owen, Aubrey and Sara all proved just how powerful their voices can be.

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