YOUNGSTERS spoke at a competition to provide an educational experience.

The Junior School Youth Speaks Competition took place at Chipping Campden Town Hall for the 22nd time.

The candidates are given a subject to speak about for around five minutes. This year students from six local schools took part.

The competition and the training leading up to it provides an important educational experience for these young people and fits in with one of the primary aims of Rotary – encouraging the education of young people.

Six schools with 12 competitors took part on the subject "lost".

Claudia Evans of St Catherine's Primary School took first place, with Tilly Jones of The Rissington School taking second and Niamh Hanniford of St Catherine’s picking up third.

The Winning School Trophy was won by St Catharine’s Primary School.