BPW UK Public Speaking Success!

Posted On: 30/03/17


On the afternoon of Friday 24th March, Mr Stephen and Miss Baines accompanied Year 12 students Georgia Crown, Hannah Vickers and Katherine Ellis to Moreton Hall in Weston Rhyn, Shropshire. The team stayed there overnight so that they would be fresh and ready for the National Final of the BPW UK public speaking competition first thing the next day!

During the final, the three Sixth Formers spoke with eloquence, expression, and good pace when carrying out their different roles. Hannah and Katherine were first to come up to the stage with the speaker from Howells School, Cardiff. Both of them carried out their roles brilliantly and gave a really natural and compelling performance.

Georgia was introduced by the team from Portadown College, Ireland. She, once again, gave her very persuasive speech about the importance of organ donation. Against the other top teams in the UK, the girls’ performance was on a par with their best, and they had a very good chance of winning. It was now just a question of waiting patiently for the results!

After lunch, all competitors, supporters and BPW members went back into the room. The judges announced the individual awards first, then they announced the teams who had been chosen as winners and runner-up.

CRGS won the Runners Up trophy - this is a brilliant achievement and is a testament to the fantastic team spirit with which all three girls performed. Second best in the UK is definitely not something to grumble about!  Massive congratulations to  Katherine, Hannah and Georgia who are an absolute credit to CRGS - well done!