North Junior & Senior Speechmaking

North Junior & Senior Speechmaking

North Region Speechmaking – “Orkney’s Future is Bright”

On Saturday 12th November the North Region held its annual Junior and Senior Speechmaking in Nairn Community Centre, Nairn.

Three junior speechmaking teams competed, covering a range topics, which were judged by Mrs Kate Elder, Mr Denis Bridgeford and Mr Allan Gray, themselves all having taken part in speechmaking previously at all levels of the competition. Question master for the day was Mr John Fyall.

The winning team was Harray, with team comprising of Chair, Elsa McIntosh, Opposer, Jayden Taylor and Proposer Lily Hay who discussed the topic ‘Orkney’s Future is Bright’ scoring  79.6 points out of a possible 100.

Second place went to Sandwick with 78.9 points for team members, Chair, Alana Sinclair, Opposer, Rowan Donaldson and Proposer, Finlay Lie with speech titled ‘King of the Road’ with all three members receiving the best Chair, Opposer and Proposer outwith the winning team prizes.

In Third place were the team from East Aberdeenshire comprising of Harry Stephen in the Chair, Finlay Simpson as Opposer and Johanna MacKenzie as Proposer of their speech titled ‘Pedigree Cattle are the Ultimate Farming System’ with a score of 64.9.

While the judges retired to make their decisions on the junior placings, the senior team from East Aberdeenshire took to the stage. Team members were Chair, Greig Christie, Speaker, Stewart Sleigh, Question Master, Isla Shand and Vote of thanks, Olivia Guntrip.

All three junior teams will go forward to the National Junior Finals in Edinburgh on the 4th December while the senior team will attend the Senior Finals in February 2023.