Regional Youth Speaks Trophy Returns to Tythy
4th March 2022

On Thursday, March 3rd, our winning Intermediate team: Maisie Wallinger , Iona Gingell and Cassia Haslam faced some stiff opposition from other schools in Cheshire to compete for the Warren Heyes Trophy in the Regional Final. Our team competed with four other schools from the North West – Grange Academy, Bury Grammar School, James Bateman Middle School and Bedford High School.

All five schools gave excellent presentations on an impressive range of topical subjects, including ‘Plastic Pollution’, ‘The Effects of Covid on Young People’s Mental Health ‘and the ‘Stereotyping of Teenagers’. Our team’s topic was Women in Sport: One Step Towards Equality, and was inspired by the girls’ passion for sport and equality in society – an extremely important topic in the light of many recent world events, both sporting and otherwise.

There wasn’t much time between the regional heat and this week’s final, but the girls worked tirelessly and tenaciously to perfect their presentation and take on board feedback from the judges in the previous round. They also (bravely!) managed to include some new material featuring topical references from the recent winter Olympics, such as the victory of the British Women’s Curling Team. Ours was the only team that were completely note-free in the competition. Well done, ladies!

In addition to winning Best Team, Iona has brought home the prize for Best Chairperson for her flawless running of the meeting. Iona and Maisie also won individual prizes in the regional heat for Best Chairperson and Best Speaker respectively.

All three team members were simply awesome. They worked well as a team and did the school proud. Well done to all three for their commitment and enthusiasm and continuing to uphold the excellent public speaking tradition at Tytherington School.

Mrs Burke