Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
Rutlish Deputy Head Boy, Calum Thorne, became the Merton Regional Champion of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge.
The competition was set up by The Jack Petchey Foundation and the Speakers Trust and is the largest youth public speaking event in the world. Students can talk to a maximum of 3 minutes on a topic of their choice. Calum spoke about the importance of the creative arts in the development of teenagers, beating 17 other contestants to reach first place. A massive well done also needs to go out to Josh Craze who spoke about his struggle with Cancer and the importance of funding the NHS.
Very proud of the boys and if you see either one, give them a big thumbs up! Calum’s performance will be rewatched by judges and he will, hopefully, be competing in the semi finals.