Speaking highly of pupils

STUDENTS from across the Scarborough area had plenty to say when they took part in a public speaking competition.

Nine secondary schools took part in the annual Youth Speaks competition which took place at Lady Lumley’s School at Pickering.

Filey School won the junior category, Scalby School won the intermediate section and Scarborough Sixth Form College came top in the senior competition.

The students had to talk about various issues in front of a packed audience.

The certificates and prizes were presented by the president of Pickering and District Rotary Club, Richard Robertson, and district governor Ken Robertshaw.

Derek Thrippleton, from the Pickering and District Rotary Club, said: “What a joy it was to see these pupils showing the confidence and the knowledge to stand up in front of a team of adjudicators and an audience and convey their chosen topics in such an adult way – so much for the misguided youth of today.”

The schools taking part were Filey, Lady Lumley’s, Malton, George Pindar Community Sports College, Ryedale, Scalby, Scarborough College, Scarborough Sixth Form College and Woodleigh, at Langton, near Malton.