Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre (The NCS) Student Selina Begum Wins Best Individual Speaker At Eton Debating Competition – In Video

Four students (Emira Mahrin, Moaz Irfan, Asma Rahman and Selina Begum) made the long trip to the outskirts of Windsor on the afternoon of Saturday 11th November to participate in the Eton Autumn Invitational.

Despite facing stiff opposition from multiple independent boarding schools, Selina sailed through to the finals of the persuasive speaking contest. Both teams performed well in the debating rounds, with Moaz in particular scoring highly with a 16/20 in the second debate.

Selina, selected as one of the top six speakers in the competition on the basis of her persuasive speech and her debate performance, claimed the overall title of best individual speaker. Her fantastic achievement is no doubt a precedent for further NCS debating successes in the coming year!

In the press

Selina and Mr Singh on BBC News

Selina and Mr Singh on ITV London News

“Inspirational!” – Daily Mail Saturday Feature

BBC Breakfast’s paper review

“Champion Orator” – The Times review of 2017

BBC London profile as part of the suffragette centenary coverage

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