Jack Petchey’s ‘Speak Out’ came to Coloma on February 4th this year, a unique opportunity for 35 Year 10 students – selected by English teachers – to learn the skills involved in public speaking.
After a day of intense training on the delivery, structure and content of speech making, the girls created their own unique talk on a topic of their choice and presented it with no written cues.
The girls were able to come out of their comfort zone, face their fears and stand in front of their peers with thought provoking, eloquent and often humorous pieces. Their enthusiasm and hard work were astounding and it was incredibly difficult to select winners.
Each girl will receive a Jack Petchey “Speak Out” certificate to add to their portfolio and the winning two will go on to represent Coloma in the Croydon final which we are hosting on the 2nd April.
Mrs A McDonald