It’s good to talk at 25th anniversary competition

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Kirkintilloch Speakers Club will hold its 25th Annual Schools Speech Contest at Kirkintilloch Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 7, at 7.30pm.

This year’s president, Jackie Stewart, said: “We have been very lucky to have had a series of members who have been willing to organise the contests over the last 25 years.

“We have also managed to achieve sponsorship for many of these years, with this year the National Lottery Awards For All providing financial support.

“Our reward for this hard work is giving school pupils an opportunity to participate in a public speaking event - a skill that will be so useful to them in their adult lives. The reward is multiplied many fold by the high level of ability and passion displayed by the speakers.”

Admission to the competition - featuring schools from Kirkintilloch, Kilsyth, Cumbernauld and Glasgow - is free, with refreshments at the interval.