Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge is a programme run by Speakers Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation. This is a great opportunity for young people to develop their communication skills and gain confidence in talking in front of other people. Students are guided through a workshop by a trained professional speaker who helps them master skills in speech writing and delivery. Winning students are then selected to represent the school at the Regional Final.
Castle View have taken part in the Speak Out Challenge for many years and have had great success winning the Regional Final 3 times in the last 8 years. Our students have gone on to represent the school and the region at the National Grand Final in London after being crowned Regional Champions.
Students who have taken part in the workshops and the finals have all expressed how much they have learnt from the experience and how greatly it has benefitted them for the future.
“The Jack Petchey workshop was a fantastic experience. We covered a range of different speaking techniques as well as boosting my confidence. It was a great day and I would love to do it again.” Jack Vesey
“The Jack Petchey workshop with Elaine was really enjoyable. We all had fun whilst learning new techniques for speaking. I was lucky enough to be selected as a school finalist and have been preparing for my final speech this week.” Kaitlin Brake
We are pleased to be continuing our work with Speaker’s Trust and the Jack Petchey Foundation in the next academic year.