The first ESU Schools public speaking competition was held on 12th March. 13 competitors took part from 6 schools. Toomas Vitsut, Chairman of the ESU of Estonia welcomed all-competitors, judges, teachers, members of the ESU and others.
Riina Altpere introduced the Convenor Zinaida Jevgrafova Member of the ESU of Estonia Committee and Timekeeper finally calling all contestants to come forward to select a number 1-13 in a ballot to decide the order of speaking.
· Subject, reasoning and evidence
· Expression and delivery
· Establishing credibility
· Responding to questions
Mr Peter Carter the chairman of the jury motivated their choice by saying that Ingrid Teesalu was not only able to communicate her message clearly but held the audience in the grasp of her hand from the beginning until the end of her speech.