PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION Annabel Chapman, Kate Daplyn and Laura Turner, Year 10 students at The Red Maids' School, Wesbury-on-Trym, Bristol, won the National Cup, pound;40 book tokens and pound;500 for their school in the national finals of this English-Speaking Union competition. Topics debated included "Newspaper moguls have too much power" and "The EU is falling apart".
CHILDREN'S PARLIAMENT Erika Jones and Harry Perry-Lewis from Year 6 at Heathlands School, St Albans, Hertfordshire, have become the first deaf members of the Children's Parliament following a national competition. They will pose a question about deaf children to three ministers at the Houses of Parliament on May 25.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTOR SAFETY AWARD The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has announced the 1999 winner as Pembrokeshire College of Further Education.