One aspire day, a speaker outside of school came in to talk to a group of us about Public Speaking. I wasn't too comfortable with this at first because I'm not entirely confident when standing up and speaking in front of people, but after the speaker had taught us about how to make and present a great speech, I began to get more confident. At the end of the day we were encouraged to write a speech which we were going to present. My speech was about society because I had a story which I could relate to the topic of society. We were being judged and marked by the speaker and Mrs King, and six people were to go through to the next round which involved more presentations. One student from that round would then progress to the Borough round where they'd be against many other schools from around the country. To my surprise, I was one of the six to get through to the next round and we are awaiting news about when we'll next be speaking. I thought this aspire day was incredibly valuable because I never thought I would be able to speak in front of people, let alone get to the next round!
by Holly Hudson