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King’s Lynn King Edward VII Academy hosts Soroptimists International public speaking competition





Students have taken part in a public speaking competition held at a secondary school in Lynn.

The group Soroptimist International King’s Lynn (SIKL) organised the contest which saw a number of teams take part at King Edward VII Academy(KES) on the evening of Wednesday, June 14.

Participants had to speak on differing subjects with the top three teams being North Wootton Academy in first place, Walpole Cross Keys, second and Gaywood Primary in third.

North Wootton Academy were victorious on the night
North Wootton Academy were victorious on the night

Julie Williams, past president and communications officer at SIKL, a group of women inspiring action and transforming lives, said: “This year, we had 12 teams taking part, the most we have ever had.

“It was a great evening with all teams presenting to a very high standard.

“The subject matters varied from migrants, mental health, environment issues and the dangers of social media, and how young people can both relate to, and influence the impact these issues have on their own lives and on the wider society at large.”

Walpole Cross Keys Primary School gained second place
Walpole Cross Keys Primary School gained second place

The other schools and teams participating were South Wootton Junior, Snettisham Primary, Heacham Primary,

Eastgate Academy, Holly Meadows, Clenchwarton Community Primary, West Lynn Primary and West Norfolk Young Carers.

Gaywood Primary School took third place
Gaywood Primary School took third place
Pupils receiving their individual certificates of participation
Pupils receiving their individual certificates of participation
L-R - Soroptimist International London Anglia regional president Sharon Richardson, SIKL president Marion Coleman, SIKL programme action officer Andrea Pearson
L-R - Soroptimist International London Anglia regional president Sharon Richardson, SIKL president Marion Coleman, SIKL programme action officer Andrea Pearson

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