Posted on: October 14th 2016

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

Yesterday was the public speaking workshop for 18 apprehensive Year 10's. However, over the course of the day all of the boys (of varying ability and confidence), really engaged with writing and performing of their speeches. The trainer said "such a charming group of young men" and "A delightful group of boys who visibly improved in confidence over the day." 

6 pupils are now through to the next stage:

Aaron Niles

Josh Eden

Ben Luxford

Matt Smith

Sam Whiterod

Edward Brooker

One of these boys will represent Hurstmere at the Regional Final on 30th March 2017. 

Henry Lawrence and Frankie Walker were also recognised and awarded Highly Commended certificates.  

Pupils – Comments


‘I thought it was a good experience . The training and trainer taught me very good skills and my confidence has risen form 4-8 after this workshop. I'd be interested in further speaking workshops’


‘its nerve racking -very amazing’


‘Well involved with everyone ,enjoyable and funny’



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