Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Jack Petchey's 'Speak Out' Challenge

Jack Petchey's ‘Speak Out' Challenge is the UK’s largest speaking event. The experience helps students develop effective communication skills and build confidence. The training contributes towards each student’s Speaking and Listening assessments in English. Students participate in workshops designed to teach the students, in a fast and fun way.

The three core competencies for communicating as a public speaker are:

  • Delivery
  • Structure
  • Material

The training culminates in a speech contest. Pupils who speak particularly well are nominated as potential finalists. They will speak again at an internally run event within school, receive a special certificate to recognise their achievement and then one student will be named as your school’s Finalist and will go on to represent the school at the Regional Final.

Harris Academy Morden are delighted to be hosting the Regional 'Speak Out' Finals in Spring 2015!