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The Finals of the Danish National Public Speaking Competition


This event, one of the highlights of the ESU calendar, was held on 13 March at Ordrup Gymnasium. 50 guests including the contestants, their teachers, parents and ESU members attended the event. We were delighted that ESU Patroness H.E. Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg was present this year in the capacity as adjudicator.


The judges ESU Patron H.E. Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg, Søs Haugaard, Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, The Revd. Smitha Prasadam, Chaplain St Albans’s Church Copenhagen gave valuable feedback on each contestant commending the very high standard of all the speeches.


Mathilde from Virum Gymnasium was declared the ultimate winner and competed in the ESU International Public Speaking Competition in London where she represented Denmark admirably ranking top in her heat with a prepared speech “Liar, Liar, Endurance on Fire”


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