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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

'Speak Out Challenge'

 is a programme run by Speakers Trust and subsidised by  The Jack Petchey Foundation. They believe everybody should have the skills, confidence and desire to speak in public.

This Thursday students from Year 10 will take part in 2 workshops led by trainers from the Speakers Trust. The workshop is designed to teach the students the three core competencies for communicating as a public speaker: delivery, structure and material.

So what happens at the workshop?

On the day students will learn how to speak in public and communicate easily with confidence and enjoyment.

The day is great fun, no boring lectures and very interactive, which means they will be practising the skills that are learning throughout the day. 

Do students need to bring anything with them?

Just their ideas – not even a notebook, as students will receive their own workbook to keep.

What happens if they are nervous?

Being nervous is normal, just another form of excitement. Most people learning a new skill are nervous at the beginning. You will discover as you start speaking in public that it gets easier and it is great fun.

How many times will they speak?

Students will be asked to give a short speech, to “Speak Out”. They will give a 1 minute speech on a subject that they feel strongly about.

So why not start to think about things that motivate you, maybe something you want to change or an issue that is important to you. It is your choice, you can talk about anything YOU want, BUT, think, the judges have heard lots of speeches about equality, race and religion before, if you do want to talk about this then make sure you have interesting facts and sufficient knowledge.  Why not talk about something completely out of the box?  Frozen Ready Meals, Are reality YouTubers really living real lives?  Toast?  Pop into the LRC for a list of possible topics to talk about.