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Tiffin boys win prizes in the English Speaking Union Public Speaking competition

3 February 2017 by

Six boys from Years 10 and 11 represented Tiffin in the English Speaking Union Public Speaking competition at St Paul’s School. This was the first time for a number of years that Tiffin had participated in this competition and our success can be partly attributed to two preceding events. The first was the re-invigoration of Tiffin’s Monday lunchtime Debating Society by sixth formers, Angelo Umashangar and Ujjaval Dhingra, and their enthusiasm to enter several debating competitions of different styles and for different age groups. The second was the Tiffin House public speaking competition; another remarkable event which this year saw 90 boys deliver speeches on an unimaginable variety of topics from ‘Philosophy and Pooh’ to pet snakes which helped identify some of Tiffin’s most talented speakers.

 

The competition ran from 5pm to 9pm and saw Tiffin’s speakers take on the different roles of chair, presenter and questioner as they grappled with the awkward pre-determined topics. At the end of the evening, although Putney High School won the team event, Tiffin took home two of the three individual prizes: the three judges chose Freddie Maguire as the best Chair and Manuj Mishra as the best questioner. All six competitors spoke with tremendous maturity and represented Tiffin exceptionally well.

 

 


Tiffin boys win prizes with presentations on British Human Rights

3 February 2017 by

On Wednesday 18th January, 16 Year 9 pupils travelled to Surbiton High School to give their presentations regarding different aspects of British Human Rights. After two months of hard work and having travelled to Queen Mary’s University for an induction day in November, the pupils in their groups of four had five minutes to present their dissertation from their chosen topic, which was followed by five minutes of questions from the audience for all groups.   The quality of work from the Tiffin groups, as well as the sixteen Surbiton High School girls was outstanding and their efforts were plain to see. All pupils were awarded with a certificate for their participation by the British Institute of Human Rights, who marked the groups’ work, and there were also four prizes on offer; one for the audience favourite, one for best dissertation methodology, one for best presentation on the night and one for best argument. Tiffin groups won two of these prizes, the best dissertation methodology and the best presentation on the night, but all involved deserved great praise for the standards of their work and the extensive efforts they put in between November and January, on a project that was entirely completed outside of lesson time. The best methodology on dissertations was awarded to Eyeol Abebaw-Mesfin, Arjan Madaher, Oscar Pearson and Sebastian Pereira, while the best presented research project went to Manik Aggarwal, Darshan Kumaresan, Joseph Manley and Mukund Pandey. It was great to see so many parents attending the presentation evening too; some very difficult questions were posed to the groups and this really added to the atmosphere of the evening.

 

 

 


Tiffin dancers to represent Kingston at the London Youth Games

3 February 2017 by

On Monday 12th December 2016 Tiffin Dancers qualified to represent Kingston upon Thames for the second time at London Youth Games at the Copper Box on Wednesday 8th March 2017.  Huge congratulations to all the Year 9 dancers who were involved.

 


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