Students win public speaking and debate competition

Students win public speaking and debate competition

On Saturday 25th November, two Barr’s Hill students – Kajaanan and Amir, won a public speaking and debating competition against Bablake School and King Henry’s School at the Coventry Festival of Speech and Drama.

The Coventry Festival of Speech and Drama provide an opportunity for the people of Coventry and beyond to celebrate and develop performance skills. Speech and Drama skills are vitally important to every young person’s education and to their future success. The ability to present yourself well, to speak in public in a clear and confident manner and to use the control and expression that we learn from drama takes you a long way in life – building confidence in business, personal and social settings.

The students performed outstandingly in a series of topics at the competition, such as ‘experiments on humans should be banned’.

EAL Coordinator, Mrs Manton said, “Both students performed very well… public speaking is a very important skill and supports students writing skills”

The adjudicator was also extremely impressed with our students as they only used notes, with clear speeches and presented really well. A great achievement!