The Speech School
The Speech School provides an after school public speaking course to students in Years 2-6. Our weekly classes provide students with ongoing opportunities to learn, practise and refine the art of public speaking in a welcoming, creative and fun environment.
There are a wide range of speaking-based activities and games that will cover the key components of preparing and presenting speeches, delivering prose, poetry, storytelling, debating, monologues, impromptu speeches and theatre skills.
The school caters for everyone and provides time for students to practise and improve the vital skill of public speaking. We aim for these skills to stay with students throughout their school years and their lives.
Teachers have completed 8th Grade Speech and Drama Trinity College London along with the Speech and Drama Trinity College London Diploma or are studying to do so. Coaches are experienced in debating to Senior School level.
What you can expect
- Your child’s confidence and attitude towards Public Speaking and general social interaction to improve
- Successful experiences developing positive attitudes
- Encourages students to take developmental steps they are comfortable with and doesn’t force fearful speakers
- Teaches stagecraft awareness including hand gestures, eye contact and speaking stance
- Uses creative speaking games to help overcome fears and build confidence
- Holds smaller class sizes which seek to help students feel more comfortable when presenting
- Teaches how to effectively use voice projection and expression when speaking to an audience
- Addresses the importance of pitch, pace, pause and emphasis to create an interesting, dynamic speech
- Gives student feedback to ensure skills develop and progress
- Provides opportunity to present impromptu and theatre skills
- Introduces speech writing
- Introduces basic rules and roles of debating
- Provides opportunities for team debates
- Gives practical tools needed to give persuasive presentations
- The Speech School encourages students to enter and participate in the Speaking Category of the Sydney Eisteddfod should they wish to and facilitates and supports students in their preparations