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Guru Nanak
Multi Academy Trust

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2017

Year 10

Jack Petchey Speak out challenge

Year 10 pupils took part in the Speak out Challenge.  The workshop included the pupils working with an outside speaker to improve their oral communication skills. At the end of the day they took part in a ‘speak out’ competition.

Pupils involved this year were;

Jasmeet

Khatri

Satmeet

Khurana

Eshmeet

Panesar

Rajdeep

Sandhu

Satheesan

Aynkaramoorthy

Arjun

Hayre

Prisha

Kohli

Ajeet

Saran

Ishmeet

Singh

Aviraj

Bath

 

 

Navveer

Mujral

Sanjivigaa

Sivapalan

Mansimran

Bassan

Navneet

Chauhan

 

 

Balraj

Johal

Jaskirit

Gill

Amrita

Kaila

Nanikha

Panesar

Jaiveer

Safri

Ranjot

Sapra

Dilpreet

Bains

Dilpreet

Singh

Avneet

Chopra

Anjeelika

Sajdewa

Harvir

Bhullar

Harleen

Kaur

Manmeet

Randhawa

Prabhjivan

Sira‚Äč

Manmeet                   Randhawa

 

Congratulations to Tanvir Kaur 10A for wimming the Speak Out Challenge. She will now go on to compete with other finalists from other schools. We wish her lots of luck.          

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge!

On Thursday 23rd November, a group of year ten students were selected to take part in a workshop by the Jack Petchey foundation and Speakers Trust. This workshop was aimed at developing the students’ speaking and listening skills. Jack Petchey’s Speak Out Challenge is the world’s largest youth speaking event, therefore being given the chance to become a possible participant in the regional championships was an excellent opportunity.

During the day, students worked with a speaker called Jane, who came in especially from Speakers Trust to enhance their public speaking. In the morning everyone rated their confidence levels in speaking in front of a crowd, which we all hoped would increase by the end of the day. After that, a few group discussions were held where everyone explored what makes a good speaker. As a result of these discussions, people could, for example, improve their posture or voice projection. One of the first times the students had to speak in front of others was during an improvisation task where they had to answer a question on the spot. This allowed everyone to put into practise what they had learnt. Feedback was given in time for the final speech which was to be made after lunch. To provide a final boost of inspiration for their final speeches, the students watched videos of speeches from past regional championships

One student, Satmeet Khurana, commented: “This workshop was a great way to bring out our inner qualities and skills as it boosted our confidence when speaking in front of an audience. This was a great opportunity which has made me a more confident and interactive speaker.”

The day ended with a competition where the winner would be chosen to represent our school in the regional championships. This was the chance for everyone to put into practise what they had learnt during the whole day. After everyone had finished their speeches, Tanvir Kaur was announced as the winner to represent our school in the regional championships after delivering her enlightening talk on being proud of her Sikh identity. Mansimran Bassan came a close second and was chosen as the reserve after her inspirational speech on never giving up and moving forward in spite of your failures. 

We looked forward with anticipation, to the nail biting final which was held at Vyners School on the 5th of December at 6:30pm. Tanvir shone amongst the other finalists and gave the final winner a run for his money!

By Jaskirit Gill 10P