Five talented pupils from St. Catherine’s College competed in the local heat of the Soroptimist International Public Speaking Youth Award Competition, taking first place and the runner-up position too.
Vilte Kiausaite, a Health and Social Care pupil, spoke engagingly on the topic: ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of core’. Jessica, an English LIterature student, spoke on the issue of loneliness in a ‘connected world’.
The competition aims to encourage girls to play a more prominent part in public life; to improve the art of communication; to encourage girls to develop the skills to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity and to develop self-confidence and personality. These girls definitely realised these aims in their diverse, entertaining a dn well-delivered speeches.
Pictured below is Vilte, winner of the local heat of the Youth Award Public Speaking Soroptomist competition; Vilte continues on now to compete in the Northern Ireland Final on 3 February 2024 in Hillsborough.
Pictured above: Vilte and Jessica, winner and runner-up of the prestigious Soroptomist Public Speaking Competition.
Pictured L-R are all the entrants from St. Catherine’s College: Lucy, Vilte, Anna, Jessica and Leah.