Public Speaking Competitions

We support the Annual Sheriffs’ Challenge. It was started by Liveryman Peter Estlin, to give students in London schools a chance to hone their public speaking skills by delivering a team-work presentation, competitively, on a topic relating to the City of London or the business/wider world. 2019 is the third year in which the Challenge has been a feature of the Livery Year, but this is the first year in which it has been organised by the Worshipful Company of Educators. Full report on the 2019 Event here

Report on The Worshipful Company of Educators: Public Speaking Competition 2019

Congratulations to the following students:
Jonathan Leas: City of London School
The Effects of Social Media

Joint runners-up:
Clementine Aagaard: Grey Coat Hospital School
The importance of being kind in an angry world

Samuel Stewart: Merchant Taylors’ School
Words only have power if we give it to them

Highly commended:
Shaan Ali Remani: Merchant Taylors’ School
‘A thing worth doing is worth doing badly.’ (GK Chesterton)

The variety of subjects matched the consistent quality of the speakers, as the following list of the other ten speakers underlines:

Artemis Ffytche: City of London School for Girls
Dystopian novels – the future?

Sihaam Osman : Lilian Baylis Technology School

Elsie Jacob : James Allen’s Girls’ School

Harry Toube : City of London School
Existentialism and Absurdism

Ruhaniyah Abedin : Mulberry School for Girls
Do mental asylums do more harm than good?

Delphine Greco : James Allen’s Girls’ School
Numbers don’t add up

Qudus Sunmola : Lilian Baylis Technology School
The Mandela effect

Tabitha Trigger : City of London School for Girls
The Troubles in Ireland

Daniela Milkias : Grey Coat Hospital School
Beauty Pageants and their effects on children growing up

Sawda Khan : Mulberry School for Girls
Why are all teenagers expected to be perfect?