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Words Aloud is a nationwide provider of public speaking skills for primary and secondary school pupils.
Public speaking training has made a huge difference to the children I teach. Many intelligent children who were able to express themselves on paper but were scared of speaking aloud have found their voices as a result of this training. Other children have flown academically due to the self-belief and confidence they have developed after working with Fiona.
Speaking aloud is such a vital and life-changing skill that schools have a responsibility to prioritise and teach. By learning skills to overcome nervousness and ways of expressing themselves, children are better prepared for their future lives.
Chloe Clifford, Teacher, Merryhills, London
The sessions are fantastic! The enthusiastic approach really encourages the children to believe in themselves and have the confidence to try new ideas. Teachers have told us of the overwhelming difference in the way the children participate in class, many who have never done so before, and how excited and happy they are about the training.
Lynne McKinski, Enfield School Improvement and Enrichment Service, Enfield
It has made me enjoy speaking about things that are important. Before, I didn't take part in class discussions and didn't believe in myself - now I do!
Nepheli, year 6 pupil, Merryhills, London
A pupil who is a confident communicator is someone who can stand up and speak up for themselves both in class and in the playground, has self-belief, and is well equipped to achieve their potential throughout their education and beyond.
Words Aloud workshops have a proven track record of helping develop self confidence and enabling pupils to speak with impact in front of their peer group. All sessions are interactive, fun and motivational. Pupils work on developing key speaking and listening skills and the sessions aim to give pupils the confidence to present themselves and their ideas in a clear, confident manner.
With highly experienced, professional trainers, and through the use of a range of simple yet effective games, Words Aloud teaches pupils the most important skills they need to become confident communicators, helping them develop their social skills and become active participants in the classroom and beyond.
Workshops are suitable for pupils of all abilities and as valuable for encouraging less confident pupils to find their voice as they are for stretching more confident pupils to move forwards.