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Youngsters speak up in Hunny Festival

20th June 2007 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

A TALK about beachcombing called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly took top prize at a junior public speaking contest.

For the event, which is part of Hunstanton and District Festival of Arts, children aged between ten and 12 were invited to give a speech up to four minutes long on either A Day at the Seaside or Beachcombing.

Interpretations of the themes included tours of Europe, days spent on Hunstanton beach and conditions on beaches during the Second World War.

Judges at Hunstanton Town Hall on Monday were the Mayor of Hunstanton, Cllr Richard Bird, and husband and wife Mr and Mrs Roger and Maureen Hoverd.

The Hartnell Cup for the overall winner went to Francesca Cowan, of Glebe House School, Hunstanton. The school also won the Ken Arnott Shield for best school team. Mr Bird presented the awards and congratulated the winners on their very high standards.

The Ann Cane Shield for the speech judged by festival president to have been the most entertaining, was Connor Dunn, of Howard Junior School, Gaywood, with his speech, A Visit to Hunstanton Beach. In the absence of the president, Mr Michael Thomas, the award was judged by his wife, Mrs Gloria Thomas.

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