BSB students in BBC Public Speaking Awards

11th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Three students from the school will take part in the first preliminary round.

The British School of Brussels has been invited to participate in this European-wide competition which is run by the BBC under the auspices of the English Speaking Union. The competition is open to students aged 16 to 20 and aims to give students practical experience of public speaking. The winner of the Belgian final goes forward to the International final in London.

“We have three Year 12 students competing in the first preliminary round on the 21 February in the town of Lint, Belgium: Thijs, Parshva and Alex” explained Sandra Ralston, Head of English at The British School of Brussels. “The students were given six topics to choose from and had to prepare a five minute speech and also be ready to answer two minutes of questions on their chosen topics. “Alex and Thijs have chosen ‘The Credit Crunch: The Positive Effects’ and Parshva has chosen ‘What the World can Teach the Belgians.’”

The BBC public speaking awards attract students from all over Belgium. For more information about this competition please visit:

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