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The Basildon Academies

Jack Petchey Speak Out Workshop

On Tuesday 28th January, 27 of our Year 10 students participated in public speaking with a facilitator from The Speakers’ Trust.

It was a whole day workshop where the students took part in a variety of activities focussing on the development of self-confidence and honing their speaking skills.

The students presented a diverse range of speeches, making it difficult to select just two. Congratulations to Mason.S and Maria.M for being selected as our finalists. One of these talented students will become our school’s representative at the Regional Final in May; the other will be our reserve.

“This activity was a helpful way in which I gained new skills and understood the benefits of public speaking, Ore was an inspirational mentor who helped everyone open up and gain more confidence. Overall it was a wonderful day spending time with Ore and my peers.” Maria.M

“For me, the Jack Petchey workshop was an enriching experience and boosted my confidence drastically. I would highly recommend it to anyone.” Mason.S

“The workshop was a beautiful way to enhance my confidence and inspire to speak out.” Dhruvika.P

“I found it interesting how Ore showed us to be more confident when speaking to a group of people. It was challenging for me personally as I have never done anything like this before, but when I did my speech at the end I felt very proud of myself.” Grace.G

"I was so proud of our students who threw themselves enthusiastically into the challenge of mastering a skill the majority of us are terrified of. I would like to thank all students who actively took part and made the most of a wonderful opportunity." Ms Trounson