Youth speaks out at Reepham High School

In February, Reepham High School is holding the heats for the Reepham & District Rotary Club-sponsored Youth Speaks contest.

Above: 2018 Youth Speaks finalists, with (adults, left to right) Elle Coney, head of English, RHSC; Alex Edgar, assistant headteacher, RHSC; and John Pickering, Reepham & District Rotary Club. Photo: John Tym

Led by English teacher Ros Thacker and trained by Rotarians, ten finalists from the school will be chosen from years 7 to 10 to compete in a public speaking event to be held on Wednesday 27 February from 6.30–8 pm.
Introduced by two of last year’s winners, each of these ten students will speak for three minutes to an audience and judging panel in the school’s assembly hall.
Members of the local public are invited to join parents, school staff and Rotarians in the audience.
The evening will offer rewarding entertainment, according to Rotarian John Pickering: “Anyone who has doubts about the qualities of the ‘youth of today’ should come and appreciate the outstanding courage, confidence and worldly intelligence of these young people.”
Visitors should arrive at the high school reception before 6.30 pm. Interval refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Reepham High School and a programme will be available from Reepham Rotary.
For more information contact: John Pickering 01603 873074 or email, or Richard Cooke 07889 036852 or email

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