A team of three talented sixth form speakers from Year 12 have won second place in the local Youth Speaks Sixth Form Challenge.
On November 24th, Rifah Ahsan, Rashida Haque and Radakrishna Pyneeandee represented Netherhall in this demanding competition run annually by the Rotary Club and hosted by the Perse School.
Most adults would baulk at the challenge of delivering a ten-minute speech, but our team did the school proud, speaking with confidence and flair on their chosen topic of ‘Embarrassment’.
The judges, including Lady Cass and the Radio Cambridge DJ Dave Harvey, struggled to reach an agreement on the winners, and our team were just pipped at the post by the speakers from Kings’ Ely, who spoke on whether computers could ever truly think creatively. The host team from the Perse came third.
The Netherhall team won £25 book tokens each and were also invited to spend the day at Radio Cambridgeshire by Dave Harvey. He has kindly offered our students the chance to discover what it’s like behind the scenes at a radio station and what pressures people face when they have to talk for a living.
Although the topic was ‘Embarrassment’, our team certainly didn’t experience any on the night! Congratulations, Rifah, Rashida and Rada.