London: St Gregory's pupil wins major public speaking competition

Mayor of Brent Cllr Arshad Mahmood presents Princilla with her prize

Mayor of Brent Cllr Arshad Mahmood presents Princilla with her prize

Princilla Agyemang, age 14, from St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, Harrow, beat 740 pupils across Brent to win the regional final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out! Challenge on Wednesday, 23 January

Princilla impressed a large and distinguished line-up of judges with her speech which tackled homophobia and discrimination around the world.

Asked about her success, Princilla said: "I'm changing the world one speech at a time."

Frankie Rushton, Programme Director for the Speak Out! Challenge, wrote to St Gregory's to congratulate the school and Princilla on her achievement.

Frankie said: "Each year over 19,000 students across London and Essex take part in Jack Petchey's 'Speak Out' Challenge! the world's largest public speaking competition.

"There are 37 different Regional Champions and these speakers these are among the top 0.2% of young speakers in London and Essex. We are always blown away by the talent and ability of these young speakers. On behalf of Speakers Trust and the Jack Petchey Foundation we congratulate you on this outstanding achievement."

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