A Christian Learning Community

    News & Events

    Bishop Ramsey competes in the Jack Petchey 'Speak Out' final

    On Tuesday 5th December, Rachel Oduntan and her supporters made their way to the Hillingdon final of Jack Petchey’s ‘Speak Out’ competition, held at Vyners School. Rachel was selected to represent Bishop Ramsey School , having won the school competition in November. 

    The atmosphere was energetic and a real celebration of young people and what they can achieve. There were nineteen students, all representing different schools in Hillingdon, and their topics were as diverse as them. We had punchy and emotive speeches on discrimination, eating disorders, body image, following your dreams and getting out of your comfort zone, each of which was crafted, passionate and thought provoking , proving young people have plenty to say, when given the opportunity.

    Rachel had to speak first and opened the evening with an inspiring and engaging speech on how politics matters, a mature and challenging topic for a Y10 student and one which impressed her supporters and audience, both on Tuesday and in the assembly last month, where she was selected to represent the school. She spoke with energy and enthusiasm and delivered a polished performance, of which she should be very proud.

    The winner overall, from the nineteen schools, was from Doauy Martyrs, but Rachel did us proud at Bishop Ramsey, not just in the ambition and quality of her speech, but in the dedication she showed to perfecting it and ensuring it was the very best she could do. Congratulations on your excellent work and performance and thank you for being a brilliant ambassador for the school.