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Windhill21 pupils hit the target with their Global Goals speeches

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Global Goals Evening at Windhill21 (8165736)
Global Goals Evening at Windhill21 (8165736)

Pupils at Windhill21 scored highly with their oratory skills at the Bishop's Stortford primary school’s Global Goals evening.

The event included a presentation about the 17 Global Goals delivered by the school’s team of Goalkeepers and speeches by children inspired by the programme.

Head Philippa Moore said: “The children’s speeches oozed conviction and exuded high skill and confidence – the passion in their delivery evoked a few tears of pride and incredulity in the audience."

Global Goals is a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change for everyone by 2030. The children have been involved in a number of exciting projects.

In all, 150 people attended the event, including High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Suzy Harvey, Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr George Cutting, members of the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford, Oxfam, Royal British Legion and the Green Party.

The panel of judges comprised the high sheriff, Hertfordshire music teacher Emma White, Jono Forgham, who is the Indie’s local wildlife correspondent and an educational consultant, and Cllr Norma Symonds. The mayor and the high sheriff presented trophies.

Rebecca Hall, the Global Goals and oracy lead teacher at Windhill21, said: “We are passionate about empowering every child to use their voice to make a difference in the world.

“Explicitly teaching oracy skills has enabled even the youngest children to deliver convincing speeches, using their voice and body language to engage their audience. Every child spoke with confidence and passion, and we are incredibly proud of them.”

The event ended with pupils taking guests around the school to view and talk about their work.

Proceeds from the event went to Oxfam and Mind Garden, an intercultural language and environmental learning centre for disadvantaged children and young people in Sri Lanka.

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