From across Scotland, the finalists in the English Speaking Union public speaking competition for schools will gather in the Playfair Library on Wednesday 18th April to present their speeches on the topic `Why does China Matter?`
This event is open to the public and you are very welcome to attend and listen to some or all of the speeches. Doors will open at 5.15 with welcome remarks at 5.45. The first finalists will speak between 6pm and 7pm when there will be a short break before the second group of finalists share their thoughts with the audience. Following judging the results will be announced and after closing remarks the event will end around 9pm.
If you would like to drop into this event please feel free to do so. While not essential a courtesy email to advise of your attendance would be appreciated – email@example.com.
The Confucius Institute for Scotland has sponsored this competition in order to stimulate school children in Scotland to consider the wider implications of Scotland (and the wider world`s) engagement with China.