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Brentford School for Girls hosts Speak Out Challenge Regional Final

A night full of entertainment and inspiration for Jack Petchey's 'Speak Out' Challenge

This year’s Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Regional Final was hosted by Brentford School for Girls. Schools from across Hounslow borough were represented by students who competed for a chance to speak in a London theatre at the National Final.

Each speaker wowed the audience and esteemed judging panel with engaging speeches on a topic of their choice. Brentford School for Girls Sabah Halimi spoke eloquently about how mothers should be cherished, the schools second speaker, Nira Hussain, achieved third place speaking about how laziness can actually lead to smarter choices and innovation.

All of the speakers were praised for their efforts, showing confidence and bravery to speak in front of a full audience and an intimidating calibre of judges including local Councillor Candice Atterton, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles and BBC News Journalist Riaz Jurgon.

The evening was thoroughly enjoyable with fabulous entertainment provided by Brentford School for Girls students. The singing talent was breath-taking with Nira Hussain performing a piece on the piano following her speech, and the wonderfully talented Ashley De Guzman, in Year 9, wowed the audience and is being considered to perform in the Grand Final at a London theatre.

A spokesperson for Brentford School for Girls said, “Many thanks to the Jack Petchey Speak Out organisation for supporting students across the borough, helping them to develop their speaking and presentation skills. The students all thoroughly enjoyed the event and feel more confident to ‘Speak Out’ publicly about what is important to them.”

1st place went to Kavi Noonnan from The Heathland School
2nd place went to Hannah Nivan from The Green School for Girls
3rd place went to Nira Hussain from Brentford School for Girls