Monday 4th February was the inaugural Girls’ Night led by…a man!! Our very own Mr Wollerton stepped up the challenged and delivered a fantastic session on public speaking and how to present our points of view more confidently in all forums.
The session began with our Rotary contender for the year, Sixth Former Chris Beirne, delivering his speech in front of our girls to show them what they too could achieve. Mr Wollerton then discussed the importance of public speaking and gave some great insights in to high-profile speakers such as David Cameron and Barack Obama in addition to discussing high-profile female speakers.
We then practiced some public speaking by introducing ourselves by answering a range of questions supplied by Mr Wollerton and it showed us how capable we were of speaking for longer than a minute!
The session concluded with the girls all planning their own speeches on important school issues such as uniform, behaviour, school dinners etc. and we are looking forward to welcoming Mr Wollerton back to hear our speeches and judge the winners.
This was a great session that has been quite different to all our previous ones. We would like to thank Mr Wollerton for his time, energy and inspiration and for encouraging us to ‘Stand up and Shout Out’.
The ’empower’ team