Pupils impressed with the strength of their convictions in a public speaking competition.
They made a range of speeches in the Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club’s middle school public speaking competition.
Hosted by County Upper School, the competition featured two sections - one for a Key Stage 2 team and the other for Key Stage 3 team.
Each team of three included a speaker who introduces the pupils and their topic; a main speaker who presents the information and a third to sump up and give a vote of thanks.
The result was a dead heat between Howard and Westley Middle Schools with Horringer Court third.
The school’s are part of the Bury All-Through Trust and teams were coached by Year 9 and 10 pupils from County Upper.
Every entrant received a certificate while winners and runners-up were awarded book tokens.
There was a shield for the school with the most points overall.
Vicky Neale, head at County Upper, said: “All the teams did very well and the judges were rightly impressed.
“Confident public speaking is a hugely valuable skill and all the schools are very grateful to the Rotary Club for organising the event each year.”