Colchester & Essex branch is proud to have run four heats of the 2020 ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition of which the first three were held in Southend-on-sea, Chelmsford and Romford in January 2020.
Southend High School for Boys kindly hosted their local heat, which involved seven teams, from which the town’s Thorpe Hall School and Westcliff High School for Boys progressed to the branch final.
The Chelmsford event at saw Felsted School Team 1 and the host school’s
In the Romford heat, held at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls in the town, the honours went to the hosts’ Team 2 and The Eastwood Academy, Leigh-on-sea, Team 1. The Ongar Academy also put up two teams alongside one each from The James Hornsby School, Laindon, near Basildon, and West Hatch High School, Chigwell.
Every participant in the heats received a certificate for having performed in the competition.