Junior Public Speaking Workshop

Date: 21/11/2015

Name of Organizing Body: 
English Department and English Debating team  

Name of Guest Speaker : 
Mr. Matthew Joseph Lowry 

People easily remember ‘I have a dream’ from Martin Luther King or ‘we shall fight them on the beaches’ from Winston Churchill. Great speeches have often changed the course of history and the power of great orators can influence the world through the ripple effect of their words.

As the world’s leading platform are full of live debate, our school is keen to promote public speaking and debating skills amongst our students, especially the ones in junior forms. From 10th October to 21st November 2015, the English Department and English Debating Team organized a Public Speaking Workshop for our S1 to S2 students. The six Saturday workshops was run by an experienced native instructor, Mr. Matthew Joseph Lowry with an aim to develop students’ confidence in public speaking and expand their knowledge in global issues. The workshops brought students together in small groups to craft their arguments, practise public speaking and take part in the interactive discussion. Students found the workshops fun and they could acquire the skills to communicate effectively and the confidence to speak up. Owing to the overwhelming positive feedbacks from the students, the Workshop will continue in the second term in 2016.