Jack Petchey Speak Out Training

posted 13 Apr 2015, 02:12 by . WebResources Account   [ updated 13 Apr 2015, 02:29 ]
A number of Year 10 students have been involved in three different speak out training sessions, held with Chris Billington from the Speakers Trust.

The sessions were extremely successful in which the students gained invaluable experiences on speaking and listening skills. They had the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills throughout the day, which involved many practical activities which they all enjoyed.

Some quotes from the students include:
“The training helped me gain confidence in speaking in front of a large group”

“I thought I was rubbish at speaking but now I have gained confidence”

“I really enjoyed it and faced my fear of public speaking”

The sessions resulted in 6 finalists who will now compete against each other to represent our Academy in the Borough Final, to be held in Townley Grammar School on 28 April 2015.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the finalists good luck and I look forward to working with the winner to prepare them fully for the final.

In addition, one of our Year 11 students Ryan Hawkey, has been chosen to be part of the judging team for the final as he was the runner up last year, which is a fantastic opportunity for him.

Many thanks to all involved in making this possible for our students.

Mrs A Mack-Poole
More Able Lead