SPEAKING OUT

Posted on 16th November 2017 | AwardsGeneralNews

On 16 November 2017, six pupils represented St. Mary’s in the regional heat of the Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition in Ballymoney.

Soroptimist is an international organisation which encourages girls to play a more prominent part in public life and develop their ability to speak publicly with confidence and clarity.Each participant was tasked with speaking for six minutes on a topic from a prescribed list. All six girls were wonderful ambassadors for St. Mary’s, with Cate Bateson being awarded first place for her speech on the popular topic: “Every generation has had its problems - what’s in store for me?” It was a night of double delight for St. Mary’s as Roise Pelan was awarded third place for her speech on the topic: “What does Brexit mean for young people?”
Cate now proceeds to the Northern Ireland Final which will be held in Hillsborough in February 2018. We wish her every success.

Eadaoin Donaghy, Cate Bateson, Ella McKenna, Karen Lagan, Roise Pelan and Una Campbell
Eadaoin Donaghy, Cate Bateson, Ella McKenna, Karen Lagan, Roise Pelan and Una Campbell