Student’s winning way with words

TOP LINE-UP: Runner-up Michael Bown (St Marys), Poetry competition winner Alice Walker (Hasland Hall), Winner Beth Ansell (Netherthorpe), Runner-up Hannah Rodger (St Marys), president Alan Clarke, left to right
TOP LINE-UP: Runner-up Michael Bown (St Marys), Poetry competition winner Alice Walker (Hasland Hall), Winner Beth Ansell (Netherthorpe), Runner-up Hannah Rodger (St Marys), president Alan Clarke, left to right

Student Beth Ansell is the talk of the town after winning a schools’ public speaking competition.

The pupil from Netherthorpe School, Staveley, took top spot in the Chesterfield Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition, organised by Chesterfield Rotary Club.

Beth’s winning talk was based on the diminishing art of face to face communication, thanks to the growing use of social networking media by the younger generation.