Westhoughton winners in Rotary Youth Speaks

28 Feb 2020 11:45
Published by: Daniel Almond

A SENIOR team from Westhoughton High School won the Bolton area district heat in this year's Rotary Youth Speaks Competition.

Speaker Charlotte Rea, chairperson Hatice Sahin and vote of thanks proposer Kuda Chimbizi spoke about the importance of performance arts in building personal confidence.

They will now go forward to the District Final in Frodsham on Sunday 1 March with their subject ‘Disappearance of the Arts from the secondary curriculum.'

Their performance was a demonstration of the way they'd been able to build resilience and confidence from their studies.

Two teams from Westhoughton High School were competing with Bolton School, Sharples, and Thornleigh in this heat held at Sharples School.

The Intermediate team of chairperson Katie Walker, speaker Jessica Lomax and vote of thanks proposer Grace Fahey was second in the Intermediate category but their excellent performance could still take them on to the District Final if they are judged the best runners up in the seven District heats.

In their subject, ‘The dangers of street harassment' they concentrated their attention on the particular dangers for girls. They told how a recent survey concluded that 35% of women had been sexually harassed usually by complete strangers.

Pictured from left to right: Westhoughton High School Senior team A speaker Charlotte Rea with chairperson Hatice Sahin and vote of thanks proposer Kuda Chimbizi

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