By Teresa Gomez, Communications and Marketing

15 April 2016 - 12:24

Choral Speaking

To move, to impress, to inspire, to touch hearts, to surprise, to provoke, to disturb, to enthuse and to convince, all at once....with a speech. What a difficult task this is, even for adults and what great fluency our Primary students have speaking in public.

During the month of March our Primary students have, once again this year, shown their oratory skills in the “Choral Speaking Challenge”,  which took place in the School Theatre. This event consists of reciting in public, coral and harmonic works such as poetry or an English literary piece.

Each class recited a text and these were then voted for and awarded points. The points total was then added up and tallied on a school Family basis. The scores are based on pronunciation, clear diction, artistic interpretation and the ability which students have to both enjoy the piece and demonstrate confidence performing it. At the end of the competition, the Family with the most points is the winner.

The impact of these performances, involving everyone in the School, has been enormous. It allows students to develop self-confidence when speaking or acting in public, and helps them to continue fine tuning their English language pronunciation.

Year 6, 5 and 4 students also recited poetry in Spanish, as part of their Spanish Language and Literature subjects. The audience's applause was more than well deserved.