South Craven School students are the talk of the town!

They took part in a public speaking event organised by Skipton Rotary Club. Their English teacher entered two teams in the contest, both of which performed well.

A spokesman for the Cross Hills school said: “Our year nine team, which included Niamh Fearnley, Megan Hickman-Gray and Rosie Whiteoak, chose the subject of ‘Body Language’.

“Our year seven and eight team, made up of Hannah Goldblum, Emily Cramby and Elliot Whitehead, discussed the topic ‘Style Over Substance’. They looked at the pressures on today’s young people to conform, and how important it is for them to resist and retain their individuality.”

Both teams reached the next stage, with Emily picking up the Best Speaker prize.

At the regional finals in York the year seven and eight team was successful and will compete again in Castleford.