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The Forest High School

The Forest High School

Respect, Responsibility, Personal Best

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Debating and public speaking is a fabulous opportunity to develop your confidence as individuals and to make new friends as well!

Every Thursday we meet at lunchtime to work on core debating skills such as building arguments, voice projection and rebuttals. We also practise giving speeches as well! Not only does it hep with confidence but also with schoolwork as well, as we focus on structuring arguments and how to use evidence to prove a point, a core skill used in multiple subjects!

During this time we also prepare for debating competitions as well! We just had out first debate against Davidson High School on the topic “That we should make the school day longer”. Our team won!

We also have individual public speaking competitions we enter as well, where you get to write a prepares speech on any topic you like!

Come join us on Thursdays or see Ms Bancroft in the English staffroom if interested.