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Year 10 Student is Runner Up in Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge in Hackney Regional Finals

Elisha Eseigbe wowed the judges last night at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge.

Our very own inspiration Elisha Eseigbe, Year 10 at Our Lady’s Convent was runner up at the 2016-17 “Speak Out” Challenge Hackney Regional Final with a speech entitled ‘Am I Black Enough?’

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge is the world’s biggest youth speaking event. Thanks to funding from the Jack Petchey Foundation, communication skills training is delivered by Speakers Trust – the UK’s leading public speaking charity.

OLCHS entered two amazing girls, Elisha and Emma Owens - both finalists in the Hackney regional finals. The training is designed to build confidence, and enable young people from all walks of life to speak with clarity, conviction and impact. 

Elisha said,

‘The reason I chose my subject to speak about in the competition, is because I think  it is important for young people to understand that whatever derogatory thing they say to each other, even if it is a joke, can still have an effect on people’.