11 students took to the stage and gave passionate and meaningful performances so choosing a winner was a very difficult decision for the Judges to make. However, after much deliberation, the Judges decided to award the winner of the Clacton Coastal Academy Speak Out Challenge 2016 to Bobby Scott, a Year 8 student, who spoke of his passion, which is Lego, and what it means to him.
The four Judges were; Stephanie Neill, Head of Clacton Coastal Academy, Mr Anthony Welch, Executive Principal for Holland Park Primary School and Alton Park Primary School, Patrick Marlow, Actor and Writer and Clacton Coastal Academy’s Jack Petchey Speak Out Finalist and Runner Up Megan Knight.
Leader of the event, Actress and Coach, Leigh Wood said, “The whole event is about the CCA students finding their voice and speaking from the heart about what they feel passionate about and what moves them. It never ceases to amaze me the dramatic impact it has on our students. They learn how to support and inspire each other and to communicate like never before. I have noticed how they glow with a new found
confidence and self-esteem. It is so rewarding for them and for me. It is an honour and a privilege to help and guide the students on their quest to discover what they believe and to witness their personal growth. I am so very proud of them all.”