Northwest High school in global public speaking competition
Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter
Northwest High School in Tynawald North has written a fairy tale of excellence after it won the right to represent the Pan African Southern region that includes Zimbabwe to be held in the Czech Republic next year.
This was after it came first in the public speaking and relay speech that was held last weekend in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
The school also came second in a debate competition barely two years after it was established.
NorthWest High School participated in the Pan African Southern Region drawing schools from countries in the region after it came first in national competitions early this year.
Head of the school, Mr Gordon Mafara said he was excited by the achievement made by the institution of learning that he is leading.
“The school made it in the Pan African High Schools debate and public speaking championship which was held on 1-2 December 2023 where they scooped the pole position in Public speaking and Relay speech. The debate team settled for 2nd position,” said Mr Mafara.
“This is no mean achievement as it has put Zimbabwe on the map in the areas covered. This performance qualified the school to participate in the International Forum to be hosted by the Czech Republic in July 2024. This performance gives the learners teachers and the school on the map.”
He said the accolades give impetus to future disciplines that the school might endeavour in.
“The talent exhibited only shows the potential the school has for future endeavours. I have no doubt that they will give a good account of themselves at this international forum,” he said.