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Pupils go head to head in Youth Speaks competition

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“Speaking in public takes preparation and nerve – especially when you are just 13 years old!” reports Frome Rotary Club. 

“Undaunted by this challenge, a total of 15 pupils from Selwood Academy and Frome Community College took part in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition in front of a live audience and three judges – including the Frome Mayor Mark Dorrington, Hilary Kennard,  and Michael Joyce from sponsors Cooper and Tanner.

“After speaking on a topic of their choice for five minutes each, six pupils – working together in teams of three – were chosen to go through to the regional semi-finals of Youth Speaks on February 13th at 6pm in Standerwick Market.

“Going through to the regional semi-finals are two teams from Frome Community College comprising Willow Lamont Jiggens (best speaker); Sylvana Rogers; and Elianne Cann (team one); Isabel Witcombe; Samuel Young; and Patrycja Raczkowska (team two).

“For more information about the next round of the competition, or interest in supporting Rotary in future events and other competitions, please contact or email:


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