On Tuesday 16th January, three students from Year 9 – Bailey, Katie and Millie competed in the SASCAL Youth Speaking competition, at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College. It was the district final as the team had already fended off competition from 14 other schools to be in the final six. The students wrote and performed their own speech entitled ‘The Butterfly Effect’, which discussed the importance of kindness. All three students delivered incredibly strong performances with Bailey organising proceedings as chairperson, Katie as speaker and Millie delivering the vote of thanks. The students’ confidence and articulacy was incredible and they should be very proud of their achievement. They will join Ormiston Meridian in the next stage of the competition which will be held on Monday 5th March at St. Edwards school in Leek.