Yesterday, our KS3 students had an incredible time during our Literacy drop down days. Our special guests, Christine and Caroline from Speakers Trust and Jack Petchey’s Speak Out Challenge spoke to the students about the intricacies of constructing and delivering a powerful speech.
The students learned about the “power of the pause”, the importance of body language and eye contact. They also refined their knowledge and understanding of the use of literary devices which will hold the interest of an audience, and most importantly of all, they learned that our voice is unique and that every voice deserves to be heard.
As the Dalai Lama XIV said:
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try being in the same room as a mosquito.”
Judging by the quality of the work today, we may have a future Prime Minister or a future Secretary-General of the United Nations sitting among us!
On Wednesday 7th February, we will hear and validate all of our speeches. This promises to be an inspirational day and students are already busy practising in readiness for the day. We look forward to seeing the nominees from each form group for the competition after the half term.
A special mention to our KS3 teachers, support staff and Y10 student mentors who worked tirelessly to ensure that all students reached their full potential yesterday.
As Malala Yousafzai said:
“I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”