On 24th February, Year 10 students at Buckler’s Mead Academy worked with expert trainers from the education charity Talk The Talk.
Talk The Talk’s mission is to improve students’ communication skills to enable positive interaction in all life situations.
Talk The Talk has trained over 10,000 students in the past twelve months in England and Wales and nearly 50,000 since we first started – using a programme developed over the past five years.
This exciting and engaging master-class in essential speaking and listening skills within a creative classroom environment teaches students how to use persuasive language techniques to get ‘their message’ across. The day highlighted and nurtured employability skills, interview techniques and key presentation skills. Via numerous speaking opportunities, students were coached and supported throughout the day to deliver a structured two-minute presentation, on a topic for which they have a genuine passion, to their peers.
Head of English, Stephen Howe said ‘There is no doubt that grades open the door to opportunity for our students. But when they walk through that door – it is a completely different set of skills. We are striving to ensure that all young people are suitably equipped with the essential tools and skills to communicate confidently in a variety of situations – both within school and in their lives beyond.’