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Monday, 08 February 2016
Year 13 pupil Daniel Anderson has taken second place in the regional heat of ARTiculation 2016, a national public speaking competition run by The Roche Court Educational Trust (RCET). This event takes place annually and aims to promote the appreciation and discussion of art by engaging Sixth Form students. Entrants into the competition must deliver a ten-minute presentation about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice.
The regional heat took place at The Whitworth in Manchester, with the gallery’s Deputy Directory Dr Jennifer Harris and artist Simon Periton adjudicating. Eight competitors took to the podium to give their speeches on the day.
Dan spoke superbly on the Boundary Street social housing scheme in London, offering a talk that was enjoyed by the audience. The judges’ questioning following his presentation was tough, but he was nonetheless able to answer eloquently.
Both adjudicators praised Dan for his engagement with the audience and his clear delivery of his presentation. They enjoyed his contemporary references and the connections he made to The Assemble Group, and were also impressed by the detailed level of his research, including his analysis of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Dan won second place in the competition, and was thrilled to receive a beautiful book on the History of Architecture as a prize.
Photos from ARTiculation 2016, The Roche Court Educational Trust
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