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Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Workshop

On Friday 7th October 2022, Year 10 English students took part in the annual Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Workshop. The daylong event saw the students undertake various activities to enhance their confidence to verbally express themselves and build up their public speaking ability. After some warm-ups to get their creative juices flowing, the students then had to think of a topic on which they could speak, without a script, in front of their peers and the facilitator from the Jack Petchey Foundation. At times the session seemed to be more like a stand-up comedy show with the Hewens students speaking on topics that had peers and teachers alike in rapturous laughter. All of the students came on leaps and bounds throughout the session and, by the final activity, produced speeches that were either awe inspiring, emotive or humourous. Notable speeches included Mortaza, Priya, Atena, Milad, Mushkan and Lee who will go on to speak in KS3 assembly in front of a select panel of judges who will determine the individual who will go through to represent Hewens College in the upcoming regional final at Vyners School on December 6th 2022.