YFCU members from across Northern Ireland are preparing to compete in the association’s popular public speaking competition which has been sponsored for a number of years by NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited.
The public speaking heats will take place throughout Northern Ireland this month and members will have the opportunity to compete in two different categories: prepared and impromptu.
In the prepared section, competitors will deliver a pre-prepared speech, chosen from a specified list of topics. These include: How I’d diversify my farm; Our future outside the EU; Milk quotas – past or future; Controlling TB in wildlife; The ‘Trump’ Effect; Has Reality TV gone too far?; The importance of school uniform; Staycation or vacation; Has Christ gone out of Christmas?; Wildlife and farming can it coincide?
In the impromptu competition, members are given an unseen topic and have a limited amount of time to structure their speeches and deliver them to the judges. Speeches are assessed according to platform manner, voice production and on the content and marshalling of facts.
The top competitors from each county will then compete in the finals of the public speaking competition which will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at Antrim Grammar School.
Public speaking heats for counties are as follows:
Heats will begin at 6.30pm sharp.
Co Fermanagh & Co Tyrone
Tuesday 11th October Fivemiletown High School
Thursday 13th October St Pauls College, Kilrea
Co Down & Co Armagh
Tuesday 18th October Saintfield High School
Thursday 20th October, Ballymoney High School
For further information please contact Heather Stewart at YFCU headquarters on 028 9037 0713.