6 February 2016
Public Speaking Award for Harry
Fourth Form pupil Harry Salmons was awarded Best Speaker prize in the district final of the ESU Public Speaking competition.
The King’s College team of Fourth Form pupils, Harry Salmons (Speaker), Henry Adcock, (Chairman) and Henry Gibb (Questioner) competed in the district final of the English Speaking Union Public Speaking competition. Taking place at Queen’s College, the competition against Taunton School, Wellington School and Wells Cathedral School was very tough, and the judging panel was genuinely impressed with the high standard of the teams taking part.
The King’s team was highly commended for speaking with poise and assurance against the other students, many of whom were a year older.
Harry Salmons is to be especially commended for winning the Best Speaker prize for his speech on the topic “Does altruism truly exist in human affairs?”
This success is hot on the heels of Harry’s sterling performance as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the highly successful school production of Twelfth Night at the end of last term.
The members of the King’s Public Speaking team are greatly looking forward to competing in this prestigious competition again next year.