The Tytherington Team go from strength to strength. Following their success in the Rotary District Intermediate Youth Speaks Final in February, they have now won the Regional Final which was held at Glyndwr University in Wrexham. The team will next compete in the Rotary National Final to be held in Nottingham in May.
The winning team from Tytherington School, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle, wowed the judges with their topic “Should 16-year Olds be Eligible for the Vote”? They competed against teams from Kendal, Preston, Oswestry, Birkenhead and Wilmslow.
Teacher Mrs Burke said: “The team performed brilliantly, and I am very proud of them. We had a few challenges running up to the Regional Final, including illness among the team and last minute changes to the presentation, but the girls were determined to give it their all, which they did on the day. All three performed well as individuals, and they were complimented on their team work by the judges. We are very excited to be in the National Finals – it is a great achievement by our students”.
The winning team included Anna Wilkie as Chairperson, Esther Bird as Speaker and Amelie Mayou as Proposer of Vote of Thanks.
Rotarian President Carole Murphy said: “This is the first time that a team sponsored by our Macclesfield Castle Club has won the Regional Final. We are thrilled to support Mrs Burke and the team and are excitedly looking forward to the National Final.”
Headteacher, Mr E Botwe said: “We are delighted that the students have made it through to the national finals. Esther, Anna and Amelie are fantastic students and great role models. They are using their voice to promote important issues such as political participation and the environment. We wish them all the best for the Final!”