Lower Sixth students Michael Gibson, Joseph Maloney and Shaun Quinn took part in the annual Catenians Public Speaking Competition.

Part of the Catenians’ commitment to supporting young people is to organise local Public Speaking competitions. These take place in all areas of the UK before the regional and national finals.
For the competition, speakers prepare a four-minute speech on a topic of their choice. The judges mark them on appearance and oral skills as well as delivery and content. This year the standard was extremely high with all three speakers performing really well. The skills and confidence they gained will be of real value to their university applications and their future careers.

Congratulations to winner, Michael Gibson, who chose the question Is the monarchy value for money? Michael will participate against students from other schools and colleges in the regional finals held at Carmel College on 22nd March.

Above all, we would like to thank the St Helens Catenian Circle for organising the event and to College Chaplain, Kathryn Edmond, for supporting the students in their preparations for the competition. All those who attended had an enjoyable evening and were extremely impressed by all three performances.