Girls are finalists in Rotary Youth Speaks

Walton Girls' High School finalists in Rotary Youth Speak Competition.
Walton Girls' High School finalists in Rotary Youth Speak Competition.

A SPEECH on the effects of modern technology on humanity won a Grantham girls’ school a place in the district final of a speaking competition.

A trio of pupils from Walton Girls’ High School entered the annual Rotary Youth Speaks competition in November, winning the intermediate heat to go on to the semi-final in Bourne last month.

Winning that heat with their speech entitled ‘Is Technology Making Us Stupid?’ has placed the girls - Georgina Green, Eloise Sinclair and Casey Bouhricha - into the final, to be held on February 16.

Chair was Georgina, speaker was Eloise, and Casey gave the vote of thanks.

The Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven has supported the girls and Rotarian Tony Griffin said he is proud of their success.

The aim of Rotary Youth Speaks is to give young people experience in speaking on a public platform, to encourage them to formulate ideas on specific topics and to present them concisely in a limited time.

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