Celine Clark, Sacred Heart High School, Hammersmith
Celine's topical speech on 'Reality TV' caught the attention of not only the judges at her Regional Final but also our panel of experienced trainers.
Shawnee Nash, Feltham Community School, Hounslow
A passionate speech about growing up in her native Hounslow won Shawnee first place at her Regional Final. Shawnee impressed the judges with her ambition and drive - let's hope that the Grand Final judges see her potential too!
Ben Bennett, Northwood School, Hillingdon
Ben's heart-felt speech about Downs Syndrome and the positvve impressed the judges at the Hillingdon Regional Final.
Elizabeth Rochester, St Cecilia's School, Wandsworth
A cleverly structured speech entitled 'The Wedding' caught the imagination of the judges at the Wandsworth Regional Final.
Matthew Roberts, St Olave's Grammar School, Bromley
An entire speech on 'Words' won Matthew the title of Bromley Regional Champion.
Esther Bukoye, Thomas Tallis School, Greenwich
Esther's insightful speech on 'Benefit Thieves' gained her first place at the Greenwich Regional Champion. Who knows...maybe we have a future politician speaking on 2nd July?
Hannan Oumar, Highbury Fields School, Islington
An emotional speech by Hannan entitled 'Blind with Sight' won her first prize at the Islington Regional Final back in December.
Muaaz Patel, Norlington School for Boys, Waltham Forest
A witty yet informative speech entitled "It's not fundamental...just mental" captured the judges and gained Muaaz an iPod Touch at the Waltham Forest Regional Final.
Jacob Bondzie, Christ's College, Finchley, Barnet
Josephine Flockton, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Central Essex
Lorcan Moullier, The Elmgreen School, Lambeth
Marcello Harle-Cowan, Oaks Park High School, Redbridge
Princess Ashilokun, Cardinal Pole Catholic School, Hackney
Sara Ahmed, Plashet School, Newham
Theodore Franklin, Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, Croydon