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Youth speaks teams

We sent two teams to the local Youth Speaks competition, which is organised by the local Rotary Club, held at Budehaven Community School.

We are very proud of both teams who were given some amazing feedback by the judges.


The winning team consisted of Chair - Josh, Speaker - Olivia, and Vote of thanks - Chloe and their speech was about 'The truth of the younger sibling'.


Our second team consisted of Chair - Rohan, Speaker - Oscar and Vote of thanks - Ellie

This team spoke about whether 'we should keep animals as pets?'

The judges feedback for both teams was as follows:-

Speaking was very clear, audible and at a good volume

Teams were confident and in control

There was a good use of hand movements and appropriate gestures

Good eye contact with the judges and the audience (they included everyone)

Humour was used really well (this helped to keep peoples attention)

Tremendous vocabulary

They gave the impression of being confident but not over-confident.

Congratulations to both teams and our winning team will be going to the next round of the competition to be held in Barnstaple at the end of February.

Operation Encompass


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Recently, Cornwall Police began to work with schools in Cornwall by letting the school know, before 9am the following school morning, if there has been a callout to a domestic abuse report at the home of one of their pupils at any time in the past 24 hours (or during a weekend or holiday). This is to enable us to support the child in school and to be aware that it is likely they have had a disturbed night. We would then follow our usual safeguarding procedures as appropriate.

Urgent funds are still needed.

Sadly the situation in Eldoret, Kenya are still very difficult and they are desperately in need of our help. There is a terrible drought in the Turkana desert region, where many of the children who attend our school come from. Animals, elderly people and young ones are perishing every day. They have asked for our help in the form of an emergency appeal. If we can quickly raise some funds they can buy food in Eldoret and distribute it to the families in the area. 

There are several ways you can make donations. Through our school, via their website or directly into their bank account via BACS. ( account no.- 54535557  sort code. -60 01 41  account name- Friends of Kenya's Children  please use your 'name' and 'Famine' as a reference)