Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition 2017

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Rebecca Anjorin, year thirteen, who represented the school with distinction in securing second place in the Belfast regional heat of the highly prestigious Soroptimist Public Speaking competition, held at ‘Catalyst Inc.’ on the evening of Wednesday 22nd November. 

Competing against fifteen other participants from schools such as Belfast Royal Academy, Aquinas Grammar, Victoria College and St. Louise’s College, Rebecca spoke on the issue of whether or not it is right to criminalise the culture of others. Upon receipt of her runners-up award she was commended by the judging panel for the originality of her speech, as well as her highly engaging style.

As well as Rebecca, Grosvenor was also represented at the annual event by Olivia McClelland and Nicole Telford, again year thirteen, who spoke on the issues of immigration and mental health respectively, as well as Martyna Klosowska, year twelve, who also spoke about immigration. All four of Grosvenor’s representatives performed superbly although Martyna, in particular, deserves great credit as the youngest member of the team and a public speaking debutant.

Well done to Grosvenor’s accomplished quartet for their excellent performances on the night, as well as their teacher Mrs Lander who accompanied them to the event and provided them with valuable guidance and direction in their preparation for the contest.

We look forward to following the endeavors of Grosvenor’s public speakers further over the remainder of the year. 

Grosvenor pupils (from left to right): Maryna Klosowska, Rebecca Anjorin, Nicole Telford and Olivia McClelland, each of whom represented the School with distinction in the Belfast heat of the prestigious 'Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition', held on the evening of Wednesday 22nd November.