On Sunday 10th March, two of our students headed off to the Catenian School Public Speaking Competition in Newcastle.

Public Speaking has been a popular tradition of the school over the years with many students taking part in our annual House Public Speaking events in school.

Few go on to compete at larger events, however, Year 8 student Lewis Howe and Year 11 student Ellie Garside, a former winner of the House event, took on the challenge.

It was Lewis’s first time competing in such a competition, although he did not get placed 1st or 2nd, he gave a commendable speech about ‘Peer Pressure’.

Ellie spoke about ‘Slow Walkers’ which caught the ears of former EMS Headteacher, Joe Hughes who was ever so impressed with the topic. Ellie went on to gain runner up in the KS4 contest.

Well done to both students who represented the school with honour and big thank you to Mrs. Spears for accompanying the students at the event.