Mark Rutherford students win big in prestigious public speaking competition

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Chair, Amy Buttice, Speaker, Suzie Baker and Vote of Thanks, Elena Coles

Students from Bedford’s Mark Rutherford School are this year’s winners of the Bedford District Youth Speaks Semi-Finals having faced stiff competition.

The public speaking team who won the Rotary Club’s District semi-final prestigious Youth Speaks competition competed against six other schools in the event which was held in Hatfield.

The team, made up of students Amy Buttice (chair), Suzie Baker (speaker) and Elena Coles (vote of thanks) will now go on to compete in the district final in Leighton Buzzard.

The winning team who are all studying for their GCSEs spoke of the importance of medical research and organ donation with the topic of ‘Body donation, the ultimate act of charity?”,

Mr Smith, More Able and Talented Co-ordinator remarked “The competition was tough, so we are very proud of the team’s success”.

Congratulations to the team and good luck for the Final