Tia Roach – formerly of Penarth’s Welsh language school Ysgol Pen y Garth receives her championship certificate

Tia Roach, formerly of Penarth’s Welsh-medium school Ysgol Pen y Garth is one of a team of three Ysgol Bro Morgannwg students who’ve beaten competing teams from the best schools in England and Wales to win the English Speaking Union’s Churchill National Public Speaking Competition for Schools

It’s the first time that any school in Wales has ever clinched the ESU’s coveted debating title. In doing so, Ysgol Bro Morgannwg saw-off formidable opposition from many of the top fee-paying schools in England .

All three members of the Ysgol Bro Morgannwg team – Tia Roach, Twm Aled and Huw Jones – received  coveted “Winning Team” trophies

The each of the three members of the Ysgol Bro Morgannwg team had specific roles in the contest:-

  • Huw Jones (Ysgol Iolo Morgannwg) was the team’s “main speaker” – and carried off the  Best Speaker Award
  • Team chairman –  Twm Aled (Ysgol Iolo Morgannwg) won the Best Chairperson Award
  • Tia Roach was the champion team’s “questioner”

Tia’s former school Ysgol Pen-y-Garth, Penarth is a feeder school for Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. The  English Speaking Union is an educational body formed to promote and foster the development of English around the world.

The Churchill National Public Speaking Competition for Schools  is now recognised as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious events – which this year attracted entries from no fewer than  449 schools . The final took place at Churchill College, Cambridge.

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  1. penarthblog says:

    Brilliant, well done.

  2. I think we need this team as the voice of youth in a Penarth public debate at their school – sos meeting 3 – for the pavilion fiasco. Guys if you read this let me know as your heritage and facility is under attack in Penarth and in unsafe heads and hands we believe from the evidence – lack of performance
    I love ❤️ Penarth pier, pavilion and people campaigner we are demanding a public enquiry

    • E Vole says:

      Endless self promoting rambling.

    • Y ffermwr llaeth says:

      Llongyfarchiadau. A tremendous achievement. For many years my late aunt used to coach her pupils at Barry Comprehensive School for the ESU competition.
      Be advised to steer well clear of the above, I believe Nicki would come near to last in anything involving communication skills.

  3. 249ers says:

    Congratulations to this splendid team. So proud to learn that home grown talent has proved to be the best of the best.

  4. Nincompoop says:

    Well done to all.

  5. penarthblog says:

    Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon.

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