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Young orators show off their public speaking skills

Students at Combs Middle School have won a public speaking trophy at the Bury Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition. ANL-141103-143237001

Students at Combs Middle School have won a public speaking trophy at the Bury Rotary Club Public Speaking Competition. ANL-141103-143237001

West Suffolk’s best young orators have displayed their speech-making prowess at the Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds’ annual public speaking competition.

The first event, on March 3, saw students from years 10 and 13 from County Upper School, Samuel Ward Academy, Thurston College, St Benedicts and Thomas Gainsborough School take to the stage at County Upper in Bury.

After a hard fought competition Thurston College were judged overall winners.

On March 10, KS2 and KS3 middle school pupils from Combs, Horringer Court, Howard and St Louis battled it out.

Teams from Combs Middle (pictured) won both categories and were crowned overall winners.

Year 5 teacher David Barry said: “Our students discussed the subjects of ‘invisible’ children, those who are able and well behaved but go unnoticed, and teenage depression.

“We are very proud of how well they have done.”

The rotary club celebrated the 75th anniversary of its charter night presentation on March 4 with a dinner at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

The event, presided over by current President Paul Rossi, raised £440 for the flood relief appeal.

 

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