Young speakers tackled weighty topics to fight for a place in the regional finals of a public speaking competition.
Teams of pupils from Claires Court School spoke on issues, such as the ethics of organ donation, in the first round of the Rotary International in Britain and Ireland Youth Speaks competition.
Intermediate winners William Hall, Charlie Gowland and Oliver Constantine are going through to the next round as will senior winners Oli Moore, Fraser White and Miles Peters.
The competition was organised by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead and was held on Thursday, January 30, at Claires Court School in Ray Mill Road East.
The regional rounds will take place in Marlow tomorrow at Christchurch in Oxford Road.
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