Three pupils have won awards in a public speaking competition

Three of our pupils won awards in a public speaking competition recently. The Prayer Book Society holds its annual Cranmer Awards to help young people to learn the skill of public speaking, and also as a means to keep the beautiful language of the Book of Common Prayer alive and well. The Junior category was won by Pullo W, the Senior category by Cerys D and Aaron S was also highly commended in the Senior category. The judges included Anne Robinson, the journalist and presenter. The two winners now progress to the National Finals at Hampton Court Palace in February next year. They will have to speak (not read) passages from the BCP for between 3 and 5 minutes; these could be a selection from the Psalms or other readings from the annual church calendar. Well done to all 11 pupils who took part; and the best of luck to our two winners for the final.