The school participates in several public speaking events each year. Here are reports on two of them:
ANOTHER PUBLIC SPEAKING SUCCESS FOR COLERAINE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
A team of Year 14 pupils recently participated in the Northern Ireland final of the challenging Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking Competition at which pupils have to create a public meeting in miniature with the chairperson introducing the main speaker and then relaying questions from the floor. Ross Moore was the chairperson, Holly Woodhead was the main speaker, and Matthew Logue gave the vote of thanks. Despite stiff competition from teams from grammar schools from throughout Northern Ireland, Holly Woodhead won the prize for Best Main Speaker for her speech entitled, “Do referenda settle or create dispute?”
COLERAINE GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPIL SPEAKS AT STORMONT
One of our Year 12 pupils received a highly commended award at a public speaking competition organised at Stormont by the Unionist Women’s Association in memory of Edgar Graham. Twenty-four senior, grammar school pupils from across Northern Ireland competed in this event and the CGS pupil demonstrated talent and considerable promise by gaining this award in a field of older pupils.