At our School, students begin to speak in public from the very first year in Early Years. By the time they get to Primary they are already taking part in competitions designed to develop fully their public speaking skills. At the “Choral Speaking Challenge”, which was organised earlier this month at the British Council School Theatre, students competed in their Families, reciting in harmonious groups poems and other texts in English.
Public speaking helps our students to develop skills which will help them throughout their personal and professional lives: vocalising, vocabulary and grammar, intonation, non-verbal communication and the use of silence, pauses and other techniques.
These competitions as well as being an incentive to students, have also become a key way for parents to be able to see at first-hand, the language and speaking skills development of their children. On this occasion they were once again left speechless at the speaking skills displayed by their children as well as the poise they showed on stage in front of a sizeable audience.