Last term, and for the second year running, Barry Comprehensive School was represented in the Wales final of the English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition by a team from Key Stage 4.
Mrs Evans and the students, Thomas Klee, Mitchell Thorngate (Year 11) and John McAllister (Year 10), were joined at the Senedd by teams from all over the country. The standard of speakers was incredibly high but Thomas Klee impressed the judges with his speech about the right to die. Mitchell Thorngate and John McAllister worked with a team from Brynteg as Chairperson and Questioner respectively, a very difficult job as they have to react spontaneously to a previously unknown subject.
Though we didn’t win the final the boys definitely did their best and were commended on the standard of their public speaking. Well done to everyone involved and thank you again to Matthew Ireland who mentored the team and the parents who came to support.