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Public speaking competition

A highlight in our year is without doubt the Public Speaking Competition. Students from high schools throughout the Greater Copenhagen area and further afield, compete in the semi-finals. Six finalists are chosen to take part in the finals, where one, or two young people are chosen as winners. Their prize is a week in London during which they take part in the International Finals with students from all over the world. 

It is our hope that one day it will be possible for more schools to participate from further afield. This is a very popular event and always enhanced by the presence of our kind patron, Countess Alexandra.

speaking ceremony
Judges on right – (from left, Søs Haugaard, Lecturer in English CPH University, Ian Burns, Theatre Actor Manager, Karl Stolz, DCM US Embassy)