Heartfelt speech helps Bexley student win public speaking competition

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 May 2014

Bobbie Notcutt has won the regional final of the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge

Bobbie Notcutt has won the regional final of the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge


A delighted student has won the regional final of a public speaking competition for young people.

Year 10 pupil Bobbie Notcutt was competing in the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” challenge! which is funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation and run by Speaker’s Trust, the UK’s leading public speaking charity.

Bobbie, who studies at Townley Grammar School, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, was awarded first place after giving an emotional speech about her sister entitled “Inner beauty”.

Bobbie’s mentor and coach, drama teacher Andrea Loughran-Biggs, said: “I would like to congratulate Bobbie on this excellent achievement, I’m so pleased for her. Bobbie is a talented and dedicated student who has worked extremely hard on producing this poignant and beautiful speech. I’m delighted that she has become the Bexley “Speak Out” Champion.”

The competition took place at Trinity Church of England School on May 6 watched by the Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sharon Massey, and a panel of guest judges.

The “Speak Out” Challenge! grand final takes place later this year in London.

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