Young speakers commended

Youth Speaks contestants Hannah, Beth and Sabrina with their highly commended certificates

Youth Speaks contestants Hannah, Beth and Sabrina with their highly commended certificates - Credit: supplied

THREE Portishead teenagers have been highly commended for their public speaking skills.

Gordano School pupils Hannah Clay, Beth Payne and Sabrina Lee made it through to the district finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks contest, held in Maisemore Gloucestershire.

Beth acted as the chairman and was given two minutes to introduce the team members and the subject they were speaking on.

Hannah then spoke on the role of education for six minutes with Sabrina giving her vote of thanks to conclude their entry.

Competition was fierce with representatives from a number of schools taking part.

The three year nine pupils received certificates from the Rotary judges after being highly commended and Hannah was congratulated for the exceptional delivery of her speech.