Issued: May 9, 2016
King Harold Academy hosting Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge regional final
King Harold Academy will host the West Essex Regional Final of the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge 2015-16.
King Harold Academy students Lisa Nakimuli and Adam Freeman will represent the school tomorrow (Tuesday) when they will be deliver their speeches in front of a specially invited audience and a team of judges.
During each academic year Speakers Trust Associate trainers, funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, visit all the state schools throughout London and Essex delivering a day’s training in public speaking to Year 10 students.
Each year they train 18,000 young people in how to ‘Speak Out’.
Jack Petchey’s 'Speak Out' Challenge provides young people with the skills, confidence and ability to share their voices with the world, which is a life skill that will benefit these young people throughout their lives.
Once the training in each school is completed, the school will choose a representative for the borough regional final at which a borough champion is chosen and then a virtual semi-final is held in June to choose 15 contestants for the Grand Final.
A panel of judges will watch all the speeches and choose the 15 young people who will represent their schools and boroughs or district to deliver their heart-felt talks to an audience of more than 800 at the Grand Final at Piccadilly Theatre, London.