In the Spring Term in Prep 4, 5 and 6 the pupils undertake their Public Speaking Awards. As part of the English curriculum, the pupils learn how to be comfortable speaking in public regardless of the size of the group. It requires excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and the ability to engage with an audience. The whole process allows the pupils to truly develop that all important Leweston Learner characteristic such as resilience and confidence.
As part of the award they present on a topic of their choice, including a question and answer session. They then recite a poem and they read aloud from a book. Prep 4 work towards the Bronze award, Prep 5 Silver and Prep 6 Gold. The pupils have told us that they feel a huge sense of achievement once the have completed the award and achieved their grading.