Strathclyde University Presentation!

We are really looking forward to our trip to Strathclyde University next Wednesday. We are going to present our work on Global Goal 2 – No Hunger and deliver 3 of our speeches. We voted for Lewis Byrne, Lauren, and Nicole and Kerry’s (joint speech) to be the ones that are delivered. Today Lewis, Lauren, Nicole and Kerry delivered them to Mrs Broom and the office staff. They were very impressed!

We will update you on how we got on next week!


Speech delivery lesson with our Iceland Visitors

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Last week we had visitors from Iceland who came to see what we are learning about in our school in Health and Wellbeing and Rights Respecting. We had a lesson about how to deliver speeches. We looked at videos of Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the UN and Barack Obama’s ‘Yes we Can’ speech. We identified Pace, Tone, Volume, Emphasis and Emotion as being the key elements of a powerfully delivered speech. We are now practising our own speeches so we can deliver them in front of different audiences.

Powerful Speech Writing

P7 have been writing speeches with S.P.T.A (St.Peter The Apostle) s1’s and s6’s 10 from each year and we have been learning how to deliver them. We are going to  be presenting them at Strathclyde university and The Scottish Parliament. We watched at Barrack Obama’s and Malala Yusafzai’s speech and we looked at how they delivered it and got inspiration. We have also been learning how to speak with pace, tone, emphasis, volume and emotion/feeling.

This is an extract from one of our speeches:

Did you know 118,000 people visited food banks in 2014 in Scotland?Also did you know the U.K is the 8th richest country in the world?

This is a blight to our country. Why should 118,000 people visit a Food bank if the U.K is the 8th richest country in the world? Did you also know 22% of children in Scotland are living below the breadline?

There are 40,000 millionaires and 7 billionaires in Scotland. Is it right that in our country we have a few with so much and many with so little? Is it right that a quarter of children are living in poverty? Is it right nearly half of the adults in Scotland are in poverty and are working? Hunger is a mean bully that won’t go away. THIS SHOULD BE STOPPED!