POLITICS students from Sir John Deane’s College joined Radio Redshift to discuss competing in the Youth Speaks Competition.

Karolina Dimitrova and Luke Robinson talked about winning the regional final, which put them through to the next stage of the competition.

The students, including Matt Lynes who was unable to attend the radio interview, will be representing SJD’s in the Wales and North of England final to debate ‘what are the fundamentals of a good education,’ on Saturday, March 29 at Glynwr University in Wrexham.

It was also a double celebration for Luke as he showed off his public speaking skills and won best overall speaker in the competition.

Paul Allanach, head of humanities, said: “The competition enabled the students to improve their self-confidence and skills to present their ideas to an audience.

“The trio are fantastic representatives of the college and have performed exceptionally well so far in the competition and are now looking forward to competing in the next round.”

Run by the Rotary Club in Great Britain and Ireland, the competition is aimed at 11 to 18 year olds to encourage public speaking, formulate ideas and further presentation skills.