Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

Two young students are seen in the foreground paying attention to the teacher at the front of the class.

Dear Parent/Carer

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge – Wednesday 30th November 

On Wednesday 30th November 2022, all Year 10 students will be participating in an exciting educational experience run by the Jack Petchey Foundation with Speaker’s Trust. 

Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! is a programme managed and delivered by Speakers Trust, the UK’s leading public speaking organisation and is supported and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation. Their aim is to amplify young people’s voices by building confidence, developing skills and creating platforms for young people to share their stories and ideas to empower not only themselves but each other. In this way, they champion effective communication to use in education, employability and social change.

The in-school workshops are designed to allow students to create powerful speeches and present them to their peers. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to share their speech writing skills with their peers and students gain more vital speaking experience and build confidence in public speaking. This is also excellent preparation for the Spoken Language element of the English Language GCSE course. 

Students will need to arrive at school at the usual time to begin the workshop which will take place in school. They will be withdrawn from their usual timetabled lessons for this day, however break and lunchtime will be as per usual. There is no cost attributed to students for this activity. 

If you have any questions or queries, please let me know and feel free to contact the academy via the admin@thehalleyacademy.org.uk email address. 


Yours sincerely,

Mrs H. Panton

Director of Learning for English