11 February 2019
Year 9 students Emma, Lottie and Sophie delivered a speech on artificial intelligence which impressed first teachers at school then judges in the zone final, which they won. Speaker Emma describes the experience.
‘In November we were asked to give a five-minute speech on any topic which fascinated us which we would present to our class. Little did we know this was the first round of what would become an amazing journey. After being selected to represent our school in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition, Lottie, Sophie and myself decided we would do all speeches without notes. This was a challenge at first but once we got to grips with it we started to have more passion and really mean what we were saying. Doing this competition has definitely helped me grow, not only in confidence, but also helped me become more aware of what artificial intelligence could mean for this world. Before I did this speech I didn’t really know much about AI but it has really opened up my eyes about the future of our world. Rotary has taught me so much and I’m very excited for the district finals at the end of March.’