On Monday and Thursday afternoons aspiring public speakers of all age groups have the opportunity to develop their communication skills with the support and guidance from Mrs. Potgieter.
Speakers voice their opinions and ideologies regarding various challenging topics. Not only are the confidence levels being boosted by addressing an audience, but at the same time we actually get to have loads of fun.
As we listen to each others’ views, we not only expand our minds and broaden our vision but we learn more about human diversity and individuality since everyone is entitled to their own interpretations.
We talk about a variety of current affairs such as fracking, the influence of social media on relationships, global warming, identity theft and more. Speakers go through a process of collecting relevant information and doing rather extensive research about a particular topic. We also encourage own thinking and personal views on matters.
We also challenge ourselves to the more abstract topics in order to ignite the creative right brain.
Speakers are encouraged to think, interpret, explore and evaluate in order to form their own opinions on rather interesting and important matters.
It is fantastic being able to have such platform from which you can convey your message in a very unique way.
Four of our speakers participated in Eunice’s interschool public speaking competition on the 3rd of March and Motheo Isaacs in gr.10 won a joint first position in the senior category with a boy from St. Andrew’s.