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St Gregory’s Pupil Wins Regional Final at the Jack Petchey Speak Out! Challenge

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 January 23rd.

Princilla impressed a large and distinguished line-up of judges with her speech which tackled 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.

‘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 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.’