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Speak Out Grand Final 2017

The 2017 final was held on Monday 3rd July at London's prestigious Cambridge Theatre. 

The four champions!

Macsen Brown, aged 15, from Queen's Park Community School was announced the winner of 2017's year’s Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge!, the world’s biggest youth speaking competition with over 19,000 young people taking part this year. He wowed a packed audience at the Grand Final held at the Cambridge Theatre on Monday 3rd July.

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! has delivered public speaking skills training to over 135,000 Year 10 pupils (aged 14 to 15) in front of an audience of over 900,000 people.

Macsen's speech was entitled ‘Where did we go wrong?’. He discussed the state of British politics over the last year or so and the impact that it's been having. Macsen gave an empowered and educated speech focusing on the main talking points and figure heads involved in British politics as of late.

Luke Franks, TV Presenter, YouTuber and Chief Judge at the Grand Final said that the standard of the speeches blew him away!

2017 judges included Sarah Sands, Editor, BBC Radio 4, The Today Programme;  Una Stubbs, Actress; Tina Renshaw, Chief Executive, English Speaking Board; Luke Franks, TV Presenter and YouTuber and Ajaye McDonald, Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge Champion 2016. 


For more information please visit the Speakout Challenge website.






Macsen Brown, Speak Out Champion 2017