The Red Hall Hotel was once again the venue for Ramsbottom Rotary’s Youth Speaks Festival where budding year 6 Primary School pupils are given the opportunity to show their potential at public speaking in front of an audience of nearly 100 people. Seven teams from Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom St Joseph’s and St John + St mark’s comprising a chairperson, speaker and vote of thanks, chose a wide range of topics on which each speaker had to give a 6 minute presentation. A panel of adjudicators questioned each speaker and then gave their constructive comments on the team performance. Teachers were impressed by some of their pupils who wouldn’t normally say very much in class but who, on this occasion, stood up and gave a confident performance. Each participant received a certificate and a USB stick to use for their homework when they move on to senior school in September.


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