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Swansea University is once again delighted to be supporting one of the Urdd Eisteddfod’s main attractions, the GwyddonLe science pavilion. As part of the activities, the GwyddonLe hosted a new public speaking competition on Friday 1st June, for pupils in year 11-13. 

The event was organised by the Morgan Academy, Swansea University’s public policy research centre in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Academi Hywel Teifi. The aim of the competition was to give pupils the opportunity to display their debating and reasoning skills in addition to receiving feedback from the judges who are leading figures in the field of policy and politics, Simon Thomas AM and Deputy Director of 摩根学院, Helen Mary Jones.

Three school teams were shortlisted at Ysgol y Creuddyn, Ysgol Gartholwg and Ysgol Bro Teifi with one pupil from each team arguing in favour and the other against. The topic of discussion was "Nuclear power is essential to ensure a sustainable energy supply for Wales". Dr Osian Elias of the Department of Geography chairs.

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Welsh Government Minister, Eluned Morgan AM attended the 摩根学院 Challenge and spoke with the competitors following the competition.

In delivering the criticism, one of the judges, Helen Mary Jones, Deputy Director of the 摩根学院, said the standard was extremely high and she was delighted to hear so many young people argue their case in such an eloquent and skilled way.

We as a University are looking forward to welcoming the winner, Ellen Jones, to the University on work experience and congratulating everyone who took part.

 

Winner - Ellen Jones, Ysgol y Creuddyn

Ellen Jones with her trophy