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Pupils shine at Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge

We’re delighted that not one but two Cardinal Vaughan pupils featured in a regional final for young public speakers.

The Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge is an initiative launched in 2006 which aims to help students find their voices and show their capabilities to their peers and communities. 

The school put forward pupils – Jonathan and Ben. Both performed extremely well, with Jonathan also being placed 3rd overall with a speech examining the concept of ‘labels.’

Miss Upton (Teacher of English) commented: “I couldn’t be prouder of Ben and Jonathan. They worked so hard to get here and performed fantastically in a highly competitive regional final, demonstrating a fluid and appealing speaking style with some wonderful rhetorical flourishes.”

You can watch Jonathan’s speech in full here.