Ratcliffe Public Speaking Championship

With our continuing partnership with Ratcliffe College, we were invited to participate in ‘The Championship’ – which is a public speaking competition showcasing some of the county’s finest secondary school speakers. The competition involved one speaker from each school and we were competing against four other schools. The task entailed the delivery of a disciplined four-minute presentation from a selection of published propositions. 

Four students initially attended a ‘Public Speaking Masterclass’ at Ratcliffe College before being hand-picked to represent Rushey Mead Academy. Saroop 11HAR represented our school on the 30th September 2018 and her speech was written for the proposition “Women’s rights are unimportant”.

Saroop came third in the championship and won £50 cash prize and we are very proud of her achievement. This fantastic opportunity has allowed us to again recognise how talented our students are and see the confidence that they have when it comes to speaking in front of a large audience.

Congratulations to Saroop on this outstanding achievement.