On Friday 4th October, the English Faculty hosted their third Jack Petchey 'Speak Out' Challenge workshop. Jack Petchey’s 'Speak Out' Challenge is the largest speaking competition for young people in the world. Designed and delivered by Speakers Trust, and supported and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, this programme has become a high profile, well established part of school life across London and Essex. It provides essential tools for young people to communicate confidently, effectively and with purpose.
Twenty five talented MBS students from Year 10 were selected to take part in this first round of the competition today. Emily, the workshop leader, and Ms Sargent, were both stunned by the content and the delivery of the speeches the students performed at the end of the workshop. Topics ranged from the school system, to being a 'geek', to racism.
We are excited to announce that Michael C and Arad were 'Highly Commended' for their speeches (on 'Single Parents' and 'Islamophobia' respectively), and that Ismail J, Ismael T, Jacob and Taylor were pronounced 'Winners' of today's workshop! These four students will soon be speaking in front of their whole year group in the next round of the competition.
Well done to everyone who took part, and to all of the Year 10 cohort for their Spoken Communication presentations.