WINNERS: Tim Haynes and Catherine Booth with the winning team from North Wootton Community School
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PRIMARY school pupils battled it out during a speaking competition Soroptimist International of King’s Lynn.  

Groups of three year six pupils from each of the six participating schools presented their arguments at the town’s King Edward VII Academy, impressing judges with their eloquence and confidence.

North Wootton Community School triumphed this year, making well-argued presentation on bullying.

The school was represented by Saniya Sarda, William Hindmarsh and Finley Meehan.

A  £100 cheque and the Benita Haynes Shield, in memory of a former member of the Soroptimists was presented by Catherine Booth and Tim Haynes, Benita Haynes’ daughter and son.

Headteacher James Grimsby said: “Speaking in public is such an important skill.  Before the competition, our year six pupils are encouraged to audition to show us what they can do. I am really pleased the team did so well.”

Local author and actor, Gareth Calway, speaking on behalf of the judging panel said children had all done very well in a tough competition.

The team from Whitefriars Church of Academy was presented with second prize and last year’s winners, St Martha’s Primary School, were placed third.

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