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Bishopbriggs Academy pupil wins speaking contest

Nirvair Ghatorae with Hannah Vennard,  her twin sister Sophie, and Emma Johnston who were runners up, alongside Councillor Eric Gotts.

Nirvair Ghatorae with Hannah Vennard, her twin sister Sophie, and Emma Johnston who were runners up, alongside Councillor Eric Gotts.

Bishopbriggs Academy pupil Nirvair Ghatorae is the winner of this year’s Rotary Club Schools’ Public Speaking Competition.

The fifth year pupil, who was competing for the first time, won at the finals held at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Of the 18 finalists, six were pupils at East Dunbartonshire Schools and fifth year Douglas Academy pupil Hannah Vennard came second in the prestigious and highly competitive annual competition.

Emma Johnston, Sophie Vennard and Kirsten Tingle, from Douglas Academy, and Rebecca Gilchrist from Bearsden Academy also performed spectacularly at the finals.

The finalists were asked to speak for five minutes on any one of three topics which were: ‘The place of the horse in society’; ‘Is music good for your welfare?’ and ‘The next big technological breakthrough’.

Nirvair is pictured with some of the finalists and convener of education, Councillor Eric Gotts.

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