Public Speaking Finalist

Well done to James Hayes who has been named one of five students who will fight it out to be crowned the winner of The Speech  – a national  public speaking competition.

Students were asked to deliver a speech from history, literature  or popular culture, giving reasons for the choice before producing and presenting it. James’ entry was whittled down from the many entries they received around the country. James now has the opportunity to re-shoot his video before it goes to final adjudication. A judging panel of film and oratorical experts will adjudicate the top videos, and the winner will receive a netbook and Matheson ‘The Speech’ Trophy.

“The Speech” has been a massive success over the past couple of years and was covered by both the and the John Murray show on RTE Radio 1. We wish James every success in the competition.