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Pupils shine in public speaking contest

Published 23rd March 2018

Winners with the Mayor and Chief Superintendent Richard Baker and Chief Inspector Rebecca Barnsley

Pupils from Wednesbury primary schools took part in a public speaking contest in the Council Chamber at Sandwell Council House today.

Organised by Wednesbury Learning Community Trust, pupils gave speeches on the topic of ‘being safe’.

Winners Abda, from Holyhead Primary Academy, and Paige, from Mesty Croft Academy, received their trophies from the Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE.

Sandwell Police commander Chief Superintendent Richard Baker and Chief Inspector Rebecca Barnsley helped with the judging.

Councillor Haque said: “I would like to congratulate Abda and Paige and all the pupils who took part in the public speaking contest – it was wonderful to hear their speeches and they were a real credit to their schools.”

Chief Superintendent Baker said: “All the finalists were absolutely brilliant and it was difficult to pick the winners. The pupils' creativity, confidence and humour were inspiring.”

Schools taking part included: Harvills Hawthorn Primary, Priory Primary, Moorlands Primary, St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Wood Green Junior, Park Hill Primary, Mesty Croft Academy, Holyhead Primary Academy, Old Park Primary and St John’s C of E Primary Academy.