We are pleased to announce that the Kingdown Public Speaking Team have built on their first round success.

The Kingdown Public Speaking Team of Henry Sandoe, Ellen Roberts and Jake Coward (pictured above) have built on their first round success at the National Youth Speaks Competition in November by winning the next stage of the tournament.

The team took on the best schools from Bath, Chippenham and Trowbridge in a hotly contested District Semi Final and finished first overall.

The judges were impressed with the Kingdown students’ polished performances and ability to work as a team. They thought that Jake was ‘excellent’ and that Henry’s speech on ginger hair was ‘outstanding’.

The Chair of Judges actually went as far as saying that Ellen was the ‘best proposer’ he had seen in his twenty year relationship with the competition.

The team will now travel to Taunton on the 2nd of March to participate in the full District Final – competing against the other Semi Final winners from the region.

We are so proud of the team; they have done Kingdown School proud!

Mr Price and Mr Barnes
Public Speaking Coaches