In January 2018, 31 Key Stage 2 pupils from 8 of the Network Schools took part in a Public Speaking Competition at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. All the pupils were asked to write a short speech with the theme "In the future...". The pupils spoke on a diverse range of subjects and all had a different take on how to approach the topic. The audience were treated to a topics ranging from time travel, climate change, insects and robots to a cure for diabetes, poverty eradication and lazers.
The competition was split into 2 categories, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. The younger pupils spoke for 1.5 minutes and the older pupils 2 minutes. All the pupils excelled and the judges from Peterhouse College had an exceptionally difficult job choosing the winners.
Winner: Jake, Barnabas Oley CE Primary School
Runner Up: Emma, Jeavons Wood Primary School
Winner: Sophia, Monkfield Primary School
Runner Up: Ilya, Gamlingay First School
Overall School Winner
Bourn CE Primary Academy