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English Speaking Union Public Speaking Workshop

Thanks to funding from the Cambridge and Welland Branch of the English Speaking Union, 20 Year 10 students were able to spend a day developing their public speaking skills on Wednesday 11th October.

Angel Oseghale reports:

"The ESU public speaking workshop was incredible. It encouraged myself and the people around me to explore new roles and to push ourselves. It challenged us to think outside the box, and built our confidence. It opened our eyes to new ideas that we hadn't considered before and pushed us to be excellent in all roles we take on.

We were placed in time-pressured situations, which caused us to work more efficiently and helped us to develop skills such as condensing information and explaining your point with little time. We learnt how to be better speakers, but we also learnt how to be better listeners. We were taught how to question and how to answer.

Over the course of the day we laughed, sighed and nearly gave up - but I am glad to say we walked out better people."