We are finding that some school activities have been conducted better virtually than they have in the past as face to face activities. The ability of students to quickly adapt to doing things differently has been outstanding.
Mrs Avery and the English Department were stunned this week by the quality of the presentations Year 11 students made for their English Orals.
Our students are always confident and articulate but the speeches the boys made on a variety of topics this week were of a significantly higher calibre than in previous years.
Clearly our students feel confident in presenting virtually which will certainly be of benefit to them in later life.
Students presented a 3-minute persuasive speech on one of the following topics:
- Should the death penalty be reinstated?
- Happiness is….
- To what extent are zoos inhumane and therefore should they be banned?
- In a future world where driverless cars are the norm, should those who choose to drive themselves pay higher insurance?
- Why don’t teenagers care about the environment? Discuss.
Mrs Avery described the boys work as “Phenomenal” and was pleased by the variety of views and approaches displayed. Congratulations to Year 11 on their superb achievements. 74% of students achieved a distinction in their orals and 26% a merit. This underlines how confident, articulate and thoughtful our young men are.