Leeds West Academy


Young Outstanding Presenters

Monday 8th February saw the launch of the second annual Young Outstanding Presenters Competition run in association with The Northern Gas Network and The Ahead Partnership.

This year the competition has expanded to include eight schools from the Yorkshire area and is also being delivered in conjunction with NGN's own internal competition run for employees of the company. During the competition each school will be assigned a business mentor, who is a member of NGN staff with expertise in the chosen area.

The business mentors are on hand to either come into school or arrange a Skype meeting to coach the teams prior to the grand finale taking place. The mentors will provide students with a practical insight into how one of the region’s largest companies operates, as well as helping students develop their presentation skills:

Coaching and mentoring themes are likely to include;

  • The art of public speaking;
  • Researching skills;
  • Hints and tips

The semi-finals will take place on the 10th of May at the Pinsent Mason building in Leeds before the grand finale at the Tetley on the 26th of May.