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Art student takes part in Speaking Competition

King Edward VI College student Laura Evans took part in the ARTiculation prize regional heats recently at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham.

The Roche Court Educational Trust’s competition aims to promote an interest in art while also developing students’ presentation and speaking skills. Sixth Form students are invited to give a presentation on a piece of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. Seven students presented from different colleges from across the country Lauras presentation was titled “The sleeper and the spindle” and discussed the work of illustrator Chris Riddell.

Laura, an Art Foundation student at the college, said “Articulation was a great opportunity for me, not only to improve my confidence and public speaking but to also learn from other people’s presentations. Everyone’s presentations were very inspiring and interesting, and they all really connected to the art they had chosen. This has been a really great help to make me feel more confident for my upcoming interviews.” Lauras fellow art foundation students all went along to the event to show their supportPhoto taken by Catherine - on way to IKON

Art Technician Kayleigh Kendall, who encouraged Laura to enter, said “ We are all incredibly proud of Laura.  Many of the other students have said how brave Laura was.  We plan to enter the competition next year as it was so well received by the students”

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