Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College students prove they can talk the talk after winning the David Carlile Trophy for Public Speaking.

A trio of Year Nine pupils - Alice Watson, Danielle Baxter and Leoni Conway- faced St John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High School and the discussion was on ‘Social Media – Blessing or Curse?’

The Blessed Trinity students took the less popular stance for teenagers of it being a curse.

“The quality of the pupils' argument was brilliant. It was sophisticated, mature and thoughtful,” said teacher Siobhan Woodruff.

“Our delivery and the power of our argument shone through and we were declared worthy winners.”

The competition was organised by the Broughton-in-Craven circle of the Catenian Society aided by Mark Jackson, who is Head of English at Fishermore. It took place at The Tempest Arms at Elsack and was well attended by members of the society, parents and teachers.