Public Speaking at Ampleforth
On Saturday, eight Year 7 and 8 pupils headed off to Ampleforth College for a weekend of public speaking. The children were involved in three engaging workshops about writing speeches and had excellent support in writing their own speeches from teachers of History and Politics at the college.
Having rehearsed their speeches on Sunday (and had a lovely Sunday roast!), pupils performed their speeches in front of parents, teachers and even some students of Ampleforth.
It was fantastic to see all of our children really put into practice what they had learnt from the weekend, speaking on topics from Lego to Natural Disasters to Homework. Their engaging delivery and impressive confidence really won their audience round and pupils developed some really valuable life skills from the experience. Well done all!