Megan Awarded Young Speaker of the Year

Megan Awarded Young Speaker of the Year


Moreton Hall student, Megan, competed against over 13,000 applicants to be selected as one of the English Speaking Board’s Young Speakers of the Year.

Megan commented: “I had to give a 5 minute talk, a memorised reading, and lead a topical newspaper discussion. I was previously aware that girls are sometimes put through to ‘ESB Young Speaker of the Year’ following their exam, but I still was shocked to find out a week later that the examiner had put me forward!

“I now have to film two of my pieces: my talk on reverse sexism, and my drama which is a monologue from the play ‘Saint Joan’. I will send these off to the competition, and they will decide which they would like me to compete with in the final which will take place in due course.”

Head of Spoken English at Moreton Hall, Merriel Halsall-Williams, commented: "Megan’s speech was engaging and thought provoking. She continues the legacy of young women from Moreton Hall who have succeeded in these competitive and challenging competitions."

Annually, thousands of candidates take part in the English Speaking Board (ESB) assessments in the hope of being one of the finalists. For five years Moreton Hall students have been selected for this prestigious achievement.