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Student from school in Harlesden wins Brent heat of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

PUBLISHED: 14:58 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:58 21 January 2014

Tia Mereweather is presented with her award by Dawn Butler, Labour Prosepctive Parliamentary Candidate for Brent Central

Tia Mereweather is presented with her award by Dawn Butler, Labour Prosepctive Parliamentary Candidate for Brent Central

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A student from a secondary school in Harlesden has talked her way into the London finals of public speaking contest.

Tia Mereweather Thompson will be representing Brent in the London and Essex finalsTia Mereweather Thompson will be representing Brent in the London and Essex finals

Tia Mereweather Thompson from The Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Crownhill Road, will be representing Brent at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge after being named as the borough’s winner yesterday.

The Year 10 student wowed the judges during her speech called “Flaws of Our Generation”.

She was praised for presenting it in such a confident way that she was able to put across some very serious points and make the audience laugh at the same time.

The challenge took place at JFS in The Mall, Kenton.

The 14-year-old has made it through to the finals where she will battle it out 35 other students to be crowned the overall winner in the summer.

The Jack Petchey’s ‘Speak Out’ Challenge is a programme run by Speakers Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation – a registered charity.

For more information about the challenge visit http://speakoutchallenge.com/


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