Kent Young Enterprise Students Showcase Public Speaking Skills

North West Kent Area Board hosted the Young Enterprise Kent Public Speaking Competition 2016 on the 10th February  at Northfleet School for Girls where 7 Company Programme students battled it out last night to win the trophy.

Year 12 student Amy Vousden from the company Zeus at Dartford Grammar School for Girls snapped up the trophy with the 7 minute passionate speech on the topic

The fashion industry is often criticised for its harmful effects on its models and its customers. Would it be less successful if it embraced these criticisms?

 

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The Mayor of Gravesham kindly attended and was inspired by the 6 other speakers representing schools across Kent. Ben wood – Highworth Grammar School, Charlotte Sawyer – Walthamstow Hall School , Bethany Johnson – Highsted Grammar School, Caroline Liu- Ashford School, Shauna Botha – Dover Grammar School for Girls & Thu Huong Duong – CATS College Canterbury

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The judging panel, David Milham representing the Kent & Medway Region – FSB , Ash Lawrence Changing Minds & Helen Hamilton from NatWest Business Banking had a difficult task of choosing the winner. David Milham said about the event “it was a privilege to listen to seven confident young people speak on challenging business topics – they all had thoroughly researched and prepared their talks and delivered convincing and entertaining speeches.”

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Amy will be invited along to the Kent Company of the Year competition 2016 on the 4th May at Oakwood House, Maidstone, sponsored by KCC

Every year Young Enterprise Kent Students are given the opportunity to enter the Public Speaking Competition demonstrating they have some of the skills employers are looking for. Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. Under our flagship Company Programme these students find out what it’s really like to set up and run a business. Delivered across an academic year, they make all the decisions about their company, from raising the initial share capital through to designing their product or service to selling directly to customers and ultimately winding up the company and paying their taxes. All this takes place with the support of a Business Adviser who brings a wealth of business knowledge and expertise to the team. We make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling students to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed.

To find out more about the Company Programme and Young Enterprise check out the Young Enterprise website or get in touch with Vanessa Johnson vanessa.johnson@y-e.org.uk 07834 606231

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