FSL Public Speaking Success

Pupils from Friends’ recently participated in the Irish Federation of University Women Public Speaking Competition, held at Queen's University Belfast. Ellie Bamford (Awarded Best Individual Speaker), Rachel Paul and Robyn Beattie were placed first overall and now progress to the All-Ireland final at Trinity College Dublin.

On Tuesday 9th of February 2016, a team of three girls: Ellie Bamford, Robyn Beattie (both Year 10) and Rachel Paul (Year 9), represented Friends' in the Irish Federation of University Women Public Speaking Competition, held at Queen's University Belfast.

 

The team had to study 6 topics: culture and heritage, teenage trends, family life, modern technology, school life, and health and lifestyle.

On the evening, the girls chose an unseen aspect of the two topics they had prepared and then had thirty minutes to write a speech, with no notes. Immediately after, the girls delivered their speeches to the audience and adjudicators. The Friends' team were placed first overall, after delivering three lively and thought-provoking speeches. In addition, Ellie Bamford was awarded the 'Best Individual Speaker's' cup for her speech on family life.

The girls now progress to the All-Ireland final at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday the 12th of March which is a fantastic achievement.