As usual in this event, the quality of the speakers and speeches was impressive. The topics ranged from “Sin in the Animal Kingdom” to “Quantum Field Theory” to “How Children have Changed”.
In the categories of chairperson and main speech the competition was incredibly close with Tilly Scarbrough (Lambourne) winning by a whisker from Arjan Rattan (Caswall’s), while Suli Scatchard (Lambourne), with her intriguing speech about ‘sinful animals’, won narrowly from Henry Scott who considered whether one person could change the world.
However, for the vote of thanks, although there were excellent speeches from Charlotte James-Pajwani (Penn’s), Nina McCausland (Caswall’s) and Zoe Wright (Penn’s), a bravura performance from Christopher Collins (Swallow’s) put paid to all opposition. Many congratulations to all pupils who made this such an enjoyable evening.