A team from Guernsey Grammar was the overall and senior team winners at Tuesday night’s (this year’s) Rotary Club of Guernsey Youth Speaks competition, sponsored by Mourant Ozannes.
The team of Helena De Carteret (chair), Douglas Craig (speaker) and Jordan Linton (vote of thanks) presented their topic Down the Rabbit Hole to a packed St James and a panel of eminent judges chaired by the Reverend Graeme Beebee.
Nigel Dorey, President of the Rotary Club of Guernsey said: “This year’s Youth Speaks competition was another great success with some excellent entries from all of the competing schools; congratulations must go to all who took part and our thanks to the judges.”
Jessica Roland, Managing Partner of Mourant Ozannes said: “There was an impressive standard of competition this year and as a judge that was both rewarding and challenging. The participants demonstrated that Guernsey’s young people are very talented and possess the skills that will benefit them greatly in their future careers.”
Blanchelande College were the Intermediate Team Winners, with Jenna Tostevin (chair), Lauren Downs (speaker) and Holli Kelly (vote of thanks) presenting their topic ‘Unsung Heroes’.
Individual awards were made to Harry Giubileo of Elizabeth College for Best Chair’, Barnaby Thompson of Elizabeth College for Best Speaker and Peter Bourne of Elizabeth College for Best Vote of Thanks.
The winners will now be supported through the next stage of the competition, which will be the regional finals held in Andover, Hampshire in March.
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