Public Speaking Winners

Congratulations to Emma Harrington, Libby Volokh and Maiwa Banda who won  the District Intermediate Semi-Final of the Rotary Club Public-Speaking Competition last night at Fulbrook Middle School in Woburn Sands. They faced stiff competition from seven other schools from all over Bucks, Beds, Herts speaking on a range of subjects including artificial intelligence, doping in sport and testing on animals. As in the previous round, the AHS girls chose to speak on the subject of ‘Social Media and Mental Health’.

The girls did themselves proud, speaking with great passion and articulacy about the dangers that social media can have on girls’ mental health and self-esteem. After a nerve-wracking wait whilst the judges retired to consider their verdict, Emma, Libby and Maiwa were named the winners for the 2nd round running. They will now go on to compete in the District Final in March where their next challenge awaits.