Pupils from across Trowbridge make their voices heard


We were delighted to once again help support three local secondary schools by sponsoring the recent Young Voice of Trowbridge speaking competition. Organised by Trowbridge in Bloom, the competition continues to go from strength to strength and is gaining a reputation as being a key competitive event in the local schools' calendar!

This year the competition was hosted by The Clarendon Academy with teams from St Augustine's Catholic College and The John of Gaunt School joining them for a lively interaction of dialogue on the evening of Tuesday, 1st March.

Pupils from Years 8, 10 and Sixth Form gave a fantastic debate with clear and objective opinions on three key questions, which included, "Can young people play any role in addressing global environmental issues?"

Jo Trigg, head of customer proposition development at The Consortium said: "Once again the competition was intense. All teams made clear, concise and articulate arguments to answer the key questions asked, leading to a close call on the final results."

Along with Jo, Lady Gooch High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Dr Andy Thompson, Bath University lecturer and Anne Wilson from Hitachi Vehicle Solutions had the hard task of judging the competition.

And the winners were:

  • Year 8: The Clarendon Academy
  • Year 10: The John of Gaunt School
  • Sixth Form: The Clarendon Academy

The Clarendon Academy was named as overall winner on the night.

Well done to everyone involved.