EDIC Mountmellick U19 Soapbox Winner

Emma Comerford is the winner of the annual Europe Direct Soapbox  (u’19s) which  took  place on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 6.pm  in Europe Direct Centre, Mountmellick.  Students from Laois  took part in this lively and entertaining  public speaking event to discuss “Brexit” and its affect and challenges for  Ireland Each contestant had three minutes to present their arguments, convince the judges and persuade the audience for or against the topic. Echoing its Hyde Park London origins, the soapbox is the perfect way to showcase our proud tradition of public speaking and this annual competition is a very popular forum for the county’s budding and practiced public speakers.