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Jack Petchey Speakout Workshop

On Monday January 23rd, 22 of our Year 10’s 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.

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.

The students presented a diverse range of speeches, making it difficult to select two to go forward to the Regional Final.  Eight other students were selected to go on to the next stage. From these talented students, we will select one and a reserve to represent our school at the Regional Final on April 23.

“The workshop was a very enjoyable experience. I now know more about public speaking and have gained more confidence. It has helped me speak in front of a group of people.” Kamila Ahmedzai

“Today has boosted my confidence when talking in front of small groups, soon I hope this will help encourage me to talk in front of a larger audience.”
Charlie Dennis

“Today’s experience was amazing and has taught me how to come out of my comfort zone with public speaking and make me express myself more.” Kayley Lawreniuk

I would like to thank all students who actively took part and made the most of a wonderful opportunity.

News article written by Ms Trounson