Google Translate


Queenswood is an extraordinary place with extraordinary people. It would be our privilege to educate your daughters here.

The John Fry Public Speaking Competition 2022

Thursday 10 March 2022

This year’s John Fry Public Speaking Competition, held on Friday 4 March, saw five of Queenswood’s most capable orators discussing ethical and moral issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Each speaker was tasked with delivering a four minute speech on a given topic, and answering an unprepared question from the floor.

The standard was especially high this year, and our adjudicators, John Hopley and Sandra Wood from Hatfield Rotary Club, had a difficult decision.

The eventual winner was Erina M (Year 13), who gave a heartfelt and compelling speech on the subject of key workers’ responsibilities, and answered her impromptu question with remarkable eloquence.

Congratulations to Erina and her fellow finalists – Elizabeth J (Year 11), Asha K (Year 11), Moni O (Year 12) and Meyiwa W (Year 13) – and thanks to the many pupils who volunteered for the preliminary rounds last month.

You can watch short excerpts from the speeches above.