'Ignite' The Oracy Curriculum
The following short videos are practice run 'throughs' of some of our Year 7 finalists!
The Oracy Curriculum
As part of the Norwood School’s Performing Arts specialism, all students in Year 7 receive one Oracy lesson per week. The purpose of this is to:
Develop communication skills
Promote positive interaction
Learn about local, national and worldwide issues
Support students to shape ideas and form opinions
Foster empathy, sensitivity and maturity
Independent Learning Project 1: Ignite
We hit the ground running. From September Year 7 students will begin to write, develop and learn a short speech - as part of a project called Ignite.
They will then perform this speech in January, to their peers. The speech can be about a subject matter of their choice, but should reflect their interests, passions and/or personality in some way. The speech needs to last between 2 and 3 minutes. Selected students will then be invited to present their speeches in front of a bigger, public audience made up of family, friends, staff and school governors.
In order to develop these speeches, students will be required to complete some tasks at home.
Parents/carers can support students by reading, listening to and watching rehearsals of the speeches.