The senior event proved to be a titanic struggle between Clyde Valley’s public-speaking ‘big-hitters’. Gemma Muir, Cara Sinnett and Kira Melville were Houldsworth’s winning trio, finishing ahead of Abby Cockburn, Nicole Rogan and Stuart Murphy, a formidable Curran team.
Stuart Coombes was crowned this year’s Intermediate with an often amusing speech entitled ‘The Human Touch’. Kira Melville delivered an emotional yet poised performance with ‘Fighting for Freedom Within’.
Mrs Jill Woodward, Orchard Primary School’s Head Teacher, was joined at the judges table by Miss Rachel Carroll, English department, and Mr Andrew Keating, APT Support for Learning and Inclusion. In her summing up, Mrs Woodward recorded the unanimous view of the judges that the standard this year had been quite outstanding.