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Public Speaking



The National Final of the BPW UK Public Speaking Competition was held at Moreton Hall School, Oswestry on 19 March 2016 after the club and area heats across the UK during the autumn and winter. The panel of adjudicators were Francesca Garforth (Chair), of the English Speaking Board; Penny O’Brien (BPW LASE) and Ann Wiseall (BPW LASE).

 The topics were:

 “What are our lines in the sand?” - Colchester Royal Grammar School

“#SAA” - Kilkeel High School

“The Girl Effect” - Concord College

“Can terrorism ever be justified?” - Howells School

 All participants were excellent so the adjudicators had an extremely challenging time deciding on the winners, as follows:




Dalton Trophy


Winning Team

Howells School, Cardiff

Anne Simms Trophy


Runners up Team

Concord College, Shrewsbury

Northern Ireland Trophy


Best Chairman

Jason Annett, Kilkeel High School

London Anglia South East Trophy


Best Speaker

Lottie Cansdale, Concord College

Carillion Trophy


Best Expresser of Thanks

Aurora Barclay Ede, Colchester R.G. School

Elizabeth Peacock Cup


Discretion of the judges

Sian-Azilis Evans, Howells School

 Congratulations to all participants and our thanks to Merriel Hallsall-Williams, ESB Honorary Vice-President and teacher at Moreton Hall and the English Speaking Board (ESB) for their generous sponsorship, plus Ann Wiseall and the BPW members who organised and hosted the event.

Phone: 01277 623867
E-mail: hq@bpwuk.org.uk

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