Here you will find information on how to participate in Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out! Challenge! This is a well established and highly regarded public speaking training and competition project for maintained schools in London and Essex.
As a result of participation in the programme your students will be able to:
Deliver and present with confidence and impact
Master the art of speaking without notes or extensive preparation
Give and receive written and verbal feedback
Understand the importance of structure
Speak in front of a group
Understand the importance of structured arguments
Have the opportunity to be selected to represent your school at the Regional Final
You are entitled to book up as many workshops as you require (the first being fully funded). Each workshop requires a minimum of 25 pupils to meet sponsorship requirements. Depending on the number of workshops booked the opportunity exists for your school to train between 25 students and the whole of your Year 10! Each student will develop their skills in speaking in public.
Venue: The “Speak Out” Challenge! training will take happen at your school
Entry: The challenge is open to any Year 10 students
students that you choose
Duration: One full school day. If more than one workshop is booked, they can be trained on the same day or on separate days
Dates: Sessions to be booked at a mutually convenient time
Trainers: All our trainers have enhanced CRB clearance and are selected for their ability to engage and motivate teenagers in our highly participative training programme.
Note: The average increase in student confidence on the day is 59.5%
The winner(s) from each school participates in a Regional Final where they speak in front of an audience of around 200 and a distinguished judging panel.
All Finalists receive a framed certificate and have professional photos taken as they receive their award from a local VIP.
The judges determine which speakers are placed in the ‘top three’. (For guidance on how the top three are selected, please click here JPSOC Judging Criteria Guide.) These top three Finalists win vouchers to the value of £100, £50 & £25 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place respectively.
The Regional winner may be selected to speak at the Grand Final on 3rd July 2017 (date TBC).
The top prize at the Grand Final is £5,000 with the winning Grand Finalist receiving £2000 and the winning school £3000.