Jono Lethaby fascinated the audience with his articulate and well-research speech on ‘Why is the grass always greener on the other side?’ on his way to winning the first part of this year’s Guy Hopson Cup.
The judges were particularly impressed with Jono’s combination of humour and powerful argument, alongside his articulate style.
The standard of all fourteen entrants, whose brief was to give a five minute speech on a randomly selected topic, was extremely good, with the entrants speaking eloquently and lucidly on a range of topics. In second place was Will Wardle, who outlined ‘Robert Mugabe’s place in history’ with Jules Brown third with ‘The most important person in the world is….’
The Guy Hopson Cup, named after a former teacher at West Buckland, is open to all Sixth Formers and comprises an 800 word essay on an academic topic and a five minute speech on a randomly selected topic. The essays are currently being assessed and overall winner will be announced on Speech Day in June.