The Rotary Intermediate Youth Speaks competition was an exciting event with fierce competition including 6 teams from Macclesfield, Biddulph and Sandbach.
The winning team from Tytherington School, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle, chose to speak on the topic of Stereotyping, expressing their views about a range of ideas including career stereotyping and the gender pay gap. Each member of the team spoke fluently and eloquently, and overall gave a polished and engaging performance. Their teacher, Caroline Burke, commented: “We are extremely proud of the team – they worked very hard and deserved to do well. We are excited about taking part in the District Final in March”.
The team included Emma Duerden as Chairperson, Honor Rowlands as Speaker and Olivia Kewney as Vote of Thanks. Rotarian President Keith Dobson said: “It has been a pleasure to sponsor the team. Ms Burke and team have given a great deal of effort to develop their presentation”.
Headteacher, Mr E Botwe, said: “We are extremely grateful for the Rotary Club for organising such an excellent competition. We are delighted to be part of the competition. This competition provides youngsters with an opportunity to develop their public speaking skills and is a great avenue for young people to express their opinions. Well done to all the students who took part”.
Ms C Burke with Honor, Emma and Olivia.