Public Speaking: Speak Up! – Week 1

Course Details

Age: 11-14

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Cost: £180 (Early-Bird: £162)

Don’t raise your voice: improve your argument! This skills workshop aims to help improve your public speaking and debating skills. You will learn about ways to enhance the clarity of your oral communication, as well as the power of your gesture and body language. You will practise both public speaking and debating through activities designed to get you communicating clearly in both scripted and spontaneous scenarios.

Covid-19 Update

Classroom based courses will be limited to a maximum of 12 pupils. Pupils will be socially distanced within the classroom and will be asked to bring their own personal equipment. Pupils will sit at the same desk each day, and any ICT equipment will be labelled so the pupils use the same device all week. Classrooms will be supplied with antiseptic wipes for any shared equipment.

Tutor Profile

Jacob Jeffries joined the Perse in September 2019 as a Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Studies teacher. He previously gained a BA in Philosophy from the University of Leeds and proceeded to gain an MSc also in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Jacob has experience in public speaking during his time as a volunteer with Raleigh International providing courses to large audiences in Tanzania. Jacob also developed his public speaking skills through his work as a RFU qualified referee.

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