The 37th Public Speaking Competition for Province 6 was held at Newman University on Thursday 23 March 2023. Congratulations to Laura Brine of Hagley Catholic High School for taking first place with her inspirational talk on “The impact of climate change is the biggest world challenge today”. In second place was Imogen Kielstra and third was Tishauny Hamilton. The standard of speaking was exceptional and it was a very entertaining evening for all that attended.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Newman University for hosting the event once more, the facilities at the university are excellent for this type of event and the marketing team led by Josie Frater could not have been more helpful. I would also like to thank the 3 adjudicators, Professor Richard Medcalf, David Handy and Mrs Angela Clancy, it wasn’t an easy task to decide on the winner. Huge thanks also must go to Henry Whitney from Leamington Spa Circle for his excellent work as MC for the evening. I would also like to thank Jeremy Turner – President of Kenilworth Circle for orgainsing the event on behalf of the Province.

Laura will go on to represent Province 6 in the National Competition in Manchester on 10th September. It would be lovely to give Laura some rousing support in the final.

David Prescott

PS Thanks to Peter Harrington for taking the photos and his superb support and advice in the organising of the competition.

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