Flint High School have won through to the national final of Rotary Youth Speaks competition. This is a tremendous achievement beating teams from North Wales, Merseyside and the North West of England. They will now compete in the National Final with Rotary sponsored teams from all over the UK on 12 May.
Rotary Youth Speaks is for teams of 3 students to present a topic to an audience – there is a chair who introduces the team, a main speaker, followed by the third member who proposes a vote of thanks. Flint High chose Mental Health as their topic. Their presentation was very well researched by the team, and brilliantly delivered by Kate, who was also judged as the best speaker.
Our Rotary club sends its warmest congratulations on this outstanding success, and our best wishes for the National final. It is also very gratifying to report that a team from Ysgol Treffynnon also reached the regional final of this competition, and just narrowly missed out on getting a first place, which would have seen them competing with Flint High. Their topic was Homelessness – a topic that resonated well with the audience.
Watch this space for what we hope will be further good news in May!
The Flint High team are (from the left) Mrs Dawn Jones, teacher and team tutor, Carys Watchorn who gave the vote of thanks, Erica Roberts, Chairperson, and Kate John, the key speaker.