Public Speaking Competitions occur at various times of the year and are for specific age groups according to each individual Competition.
The Queenie McMullan Public Speaking Competition is our own school Competition and is open to boys and girls from Years 10 to 14. Two school cups are awarded, The Linda Hunter Cup for the Best Novice Speaker and the Queenie McMullan Cup for the Best Overall speaker.
Other competitions include The Soroptimist Competition for girls in Years 12 and 13 and the Business and Professional Women’s Competition open to boys and girls in Years 12 to 14.
The Edgar Graham Memorial Competition takes place in the debating chamber in Stormont each year and is held in memory of Edgar Graham, a past pupil of our school.
Opportunities also exist to read at the annual carol services held in St Patrick’s Church and in school.
BPW Public Speaking Competition
ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19
PUBLIC SPEAKING : JUNIOR
Jonathan Grimsley (Year 10) won the Linda Hunter Cup for the Best Novice at the Queenie McMullan Public Speaking Competition in October.
Katie McDonnell (Year 10) won the Edgar Graham Cup for Junior Public Speaking in October.
PUBLIC SPEAKING : SENIOR
Mercedez Faustin-Clenaghan (Year 14) was placed 2nd in the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition.
Mrs. Ann Laughlin and Mr. Ian McIlrath were the adjudicators at the annual Queenie McMullan Public Speaking Competition in October. Amy Gregg (Year 11) won the Queenie McMullan Cup for the Best Overall Speaker and Mercedez Faustin-Clenaghan (Year 14) was Highly Commended in the Overall Section.