Kent Speaks Competition
Invicta hosts the Kent Speaks Competition each year. This public speaking event yet again attracted a number of high profile schools, who took part in the event on Monday, 25 April 2016.
Invicta Student Augusta Senenssie reported:
“As time keeper, I was given the unenviable position of sitting centre stage: which proved to an incredibly pleasant experience as the ideas presented that evening were phenomenal! Listening to students present concise and complex ideas in such an eloquent way quite frankly put me to shame. Their enthusiastic and often humorous accounts of current affairs provided food for thought.
From the nature of feminism to whether Britain should remain in the EU: the varied perspectives and ideas presented were so entrancing I almost forgot to press stop on the timer! The standard of the speeches was so high, I am surprised the judges were able to reach a decision at all!
Overall, I am incredibly pleased that Caitlin won and Ziad secured runner up. They were both brilliant speakers, although I wished that everyone who participated in the competition could have won. It was a perfect ending to my last Kent Speaks Competition, and I can only attribute its success to the work of Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Rush who worked tirelessly to ensure that the event (and food) were enjoyed by all.”
Well done to Invicta’s Harriet McConnell and Aaliyiah Buxy who spoke very eloquently in the Over 14 Category. Despite well delivered arguments they were pipped to the post by the boys from Maidstone Grammar School.
Thank you to our judges, Mr Lavendar and Mrs Coppola, who had a very difficult job choosing the winners. Thank you also to Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Rush for organising the event and to Mr Chambers, our sound and lighting engineer.