EGS proudly hosted the Regional Finals of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge last night.
The event was expertly chaired by our own Ethan Bousula (last year’s winner of the competition), with a rousing welcome and introduction delivered by Headteacher, Mr. C. Lamb.
The highlights of the night were the performances of our speakers, who were all finalists from various schools in the Enfield Borough. Fifteen schools, including Enfield Grammar School, participated, with all speakers demonstrating such confidence, passion, and the potential to effect positive change in the not-so-distant future.
Two bold speakers took the stage to represent EGS;
Oheneba (Kwadwo) Osei highlighted the hidden blights of football in a speech titled ‘The Football Underworld.’
Dylan Da Silva-Simpson moved the audience and changed perspectives about people living with autism in his speech titled ‘Wake Up!’
Both boys represented the school phenomenally and, no doubt, will be agents of positive change in the world.
Two student musicians from our school (Kleidi Perri and Micah Olowu) entertained the audience with amazing solo violin and saxophone performances – supported by our talented music department.
Overall, the night was a worthwhile investment in our youths, and the presence of MP Feryal Clark, Mayor of Enfield Cllr Suna Hurman, and a hall full of parents, teachers, students from all the schools involved was testament to this.
Congratulations to ALL the students who took part, speaking about their passions and thoughts, and especially to the winners whom we wish ‘Good Luck’ to for the next stage!
Regional Champion: Ivan Twumasi, St. Ignatius College
Runner-Up: Kiara Lee Minto, Kingsmead School
Third: Karen Yiadom, Oasis Academy Hadley

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A huge thank you to all our staff who supported the event:

  • Ms E Senior, who has been the lead on this programme this year
  • music dept who guided and supported the musical performances for the evening
  • catering staff who served refreshments and nibbles
  • site staff
  • parents and staff who came along in support and of course
  • JP Speak-Out Challenge and The Speakers Trust