Jack Petchey Speak Out in school

On 24th and 25th January, a group of Year 10 pupils took part in a series of workshops in school designed to increase their confidence and develop their public speaking skills. The Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge! is a programme supported and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation. The Foundation believes that everybody should have the skills, confidence and desire to speak in public, and are dedicated to helping young people to achieve this.

During the workshops, the pupils had the opportunity to write, memorise and deliver their speeches in front of their peers. There were a number of powerful personal stories and it was encouraging to see the pupils’ enjoyment and confidence grow as the day progressed.

Congratulations to Harriet Ashton, Judah Ankrah, Turner Hazelwood, Michael Ogunleye, Farah Hilton and Sadie Dyer for getting through to the next round. They will be invited to present their speeches at a special assembly soon. The school winner will then compete with other Wandsworth Borough schools at the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Regional Final in April.

Speeches from Destiny Ukandu, Jack Khul, Destinee Reynolds and Andrew Cocker were highly commended.