Q.U.B. Womens’ Graduates Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to third form pupils Katie Wheatley, Tianna Jackson and Lauren McMullan who finished as runners-up at the ‘Q.U.B. Womens’ Graduates Public Speaking Competition’ on the evening of Tuesday 11th November. The event, held in the Council Chamber of the Lanyon Building at Q.U.B., saw the girls compete against teams from six other schools, including Regent House, Strathearn Grammar and Aquinas.

The girls were each given forty five minutes in which to write their two minute speeches, on an unseen title. They were marked as a team on content and presentation, with Katie speaking on the subject of ‘Education’, Tianna speaking about ‘Health and Fitness’ and Lauren focusing on ‘Ireland Today’.

Despite losing out narrowly to Assumption Grammar for the overall title, the girls did secure second place against stiff, more experienced opposition – an incredible result considering that each of the girls was competing in their first ever Public Speaking competition; they were awarded a Q.U.B. certificate and a silver salver each, which will be presented to them during Senior Assembly later this week.

Well done to each of the girls on their impressive debuts, as well as Teacher in Charge of Public Speaking Mrs Cheryl Sullivan who played a key role in preparing the girls for the event.

We look forward to celebrating further Public Speaking successes over the remainder of the year.

Grosvenor pupils Tianna Jackson, Lauren McMullan and Katie Wheatley proudly display their silver salvers after finishing as runners-up at the 'Q.U.B. Womens' Graduates Public Speaking Competition' on the evening of Tuesday 11th February