Pupils take to the stage to have their say in public

Pupils taking part in Leigh Rotary Club's Let The Children Speak event with their trophies
Pupils taking part in Leigh Rotary Club's Let The Children Speak event with their trophies

PRIMARY school pupils found their voice at their first taste of speaking in public at a competition organised by the Rotarians.

Let The Children Speak, run by Leigh Rotary Club, saw 20 pupils from eight local primary schools confront the nerve-racking task of addressing an audience of around 60 people.

Each team was given five minutes to speak on a chosen topic, with subjects chosen ranging from school enterprise and values in the classroom to various sports and popular building computer game Minecraft.

Rugby league personality and Rotary member John Stringer acted as MC and club president David Jones gave out trophies to each child who took part.

Twelve Apostles head teacher Sheenagh Newton said: “This was a challenge for both boys on many levels, but it certainly boosted their confidence and has raised their self esteem.”

As well as Twelve Apostles, teams from Newton West Park, Westleigh Methodist, Leigh Central, Bickershaw, Sacred Heart, Christ Church and Bedford Hall Methodist primary schools took part in the event at Leigh Masonic Hall.