Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
Matthew Smith (Year 10) missed 3rd place by a whisker at the Jack Petchey Speak Out public speaking competition. He was up against 14 other schools from Bexley borough, including the host school, Townley Grammar.
The final speaker of the evening, he was confident and flawless, delivering a memorable and moving speech with a message that mattered on not screwing up your opportunities. His speech entitled 'Paper' was captivating and engaging. He really shook things up with the clever use of props, including a paper airplane that he threw into the audience!
I was so proud of his performance, as were the strong crowd of supporters that he brought along with him. Well done Matt - you were a credit to Hurstmere and your family..........Mrs Murphy