Tuesday morning saw the semi-finals of the Jack Petchey Speak Out competition at the Girls’ School. The semi-finalists were: Abi, Dalya, Levana, Ariella and Rivki. All the Year 10 students came to the hall to support their friends as they gave their speeches.
The topics presented included: the legality of abortion, phobias and fears, role models, a vivid experience of anti-Semitism, and how we learn from the past.
The standard was very high, and it was very hard to choose between the candidates. Our winner was Levana, who will represent the school in January, and the runner up was Rivki.
Well done to everyone and thank you to Mrs Jacobson for organising the competition. All the girls from the year group have learned a lot about public speaking this term, a skill which will serve them well.