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Honey Scott wins place at Grand Final
2020 is an unprecedented year with change and adapting to the new being key features for all of us. This year Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! Will not take place at Cambridge Theatre, instead we are live streaming with pre-recording speeches broadcast from a London film studio on Tuesday 1st December.
From the 20,000 young people who took part in the “Speak Out” Challenge! this year, we are thrilled to announce this year’s Grand Finalists, some of whom became Regional Champions and some Digital Final Champions. In no particular order, please meet the first of our Grand Finalists.
Honey Scott of Hedingham School & Sixth Form, North Essex, won Digital Final 7 with her speech ‘Perfect’. Her speech implores us to look beyond the carefully constructed and curated images on social media to see the beauty in the everyday, the imperfections that make us unique individuals. Honey uses stories and personal experiences to bring her words closer to her audience.
We asked Honey, how would you like people to think/act differently from hearing your story?
“I would like people to consider everyone’s insecurities and think before they make judgements about people. I would also like everyone to embrace their insecurities as everybody has them! Not one person on this planet doesn’t have an insecurity, so why not show them off and embrace them.”
Perhaps this year more than any other, it has been so important for people to share their feelings about their experiences. Why do you think it’s important for young people, like you, to share their stories?
“I think it’s important because young people, like myself, are the future and sharing our voices early could help with the upcoming.”
And, if you could make one change in the world what would it be?
“I would like the world to be a place of safety and warmth. Whether that be world peace or making people more understanding, just whatever it takes to make the world safe again.”
Watch Honey’s winning speech.