Capes duo tackle Lions

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Chloe Ayling and Madeleine Christie will both represent the Capes at the Lions Youth of the Year competition 2020
Camera IconChloe Ayling and Madeleine Christie will both represent the Capes at the Lions Youth of the Year competition 2020 Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School Year 12 student Chloe Ayling and St Mary MacKillop College Year 11 student Madeleine Christie will represent the Capes at the Lions Youth of the Year competition.

The two faced off in February in a public-speaking and impromptu questioning competition. Chloe’s passion for human rights won overall despite Madeleine’s empowering speech on a solution to climate change.

Madeleine’s speech delivered a simple anti-cosumerist solution to climate change handed her the public speaking award.

“I think it’s something we can all improve on. It’s not that hard of a goal, little by little we can get stop consuming and polluting. If I myself change 100 per cent of my life that won’t do much but if we all improve by 5 per cent each that will go a long way,” she said.

However, Chloe’s passion for human rights, confident interview and experiences travelling to Israel investigating conditions in the Arab-Israeli War were enough for a close overall victory.

“It was an honour to be chosen for the Lions youth of the year - it means I can improve my public speaking skills and make my opinion known to the public - its a wonderful experience,” she said.

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