07 May Bishop Lyons’ Shield
Our girls have been competing this weekend at the Bishop Lyons’ Shield Competition – a public speech competition for the secondary schools in the Christchurch Diocese.
It was established by Bishop Lyons in 1947, who was the Bishop of Christchurch at that time. The competition is between the seven Catholic secondary colleges in the Christchurch diocese and victory is highly coveted. The event involves Debating, Prepared Speech, Impromptu Speech, Scripture Reading and Religious Questions. Not only is the competition intense and the standard superb, it is also a wonderful opportunity for the young Catholic men and women, and also staff, from the competing colleges to socialise.
Villa won the Religious Questions section
Villa was placed first in the Junior Speech
Villa was placed fourth in the impromptu speech