The Seaford College Year 11 public speaking team were runners-up in the West Sussex Branch Final of the ESU-Churchill National Public Speaking Competition for Schools, with Seaford student Jude Mayes picking up the prize for best chairperson on the day.
Our main speaker, James Thompson, spoke on the subject of the need for more women in parliament, and performed extremely well under some tough questioning from the audience and the questioner from St Philip Howard Catholic High School (the eventual winners). Tom Schofield was our questioner, putting in a robust cross examination on the topic of a ‘Fat Tax’ in Britain.
Next Tuesday our senior debating team will take on Portsmouth Grammar School in the second round of the School’s Mace debating competition. We wish them well!