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West Sussex ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition

West Sussex & Hampshire ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition

Once again, we had the use of the beautiful Sherbourne Room in the Bishop’s Palace in Chichester for our Branch final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition. The four teams taking part were Churcher’s College Teams A & B, Ditcham Park School and Seaford College.

Our judges were Miranda Powell, James Palmer and Alan Sherling. They are all volunteers and very much appreciated for the excellent work they do. A big thank you from the committee.

The students put on an excellent performance, proving ‘in person’ is so much better than their zoom performance. The judges were pleased to see such enthusiasm and animation brought to bear in all three categories – Chair, Speaker and Questioner. After much discussion on the part of the three judges, a winner was chosen. Not an easy task.

The category winners were – Chair Zhara, Churcher’s College Team B; Speaker Finlay, Ditcham Park School; Questioner Ruby, Churcher’s College Team A.

The overall winner going on to the South Region Final on 19th March with our congratulations is Churcher’s College Team B. The prizes were presented by Daria Mattingly, Lecturer in European History at Chichester University.

Very well done to teachers and students and good luck to Churcher’s College with the next round.



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