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'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

  • Increase confidence

  • 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 2020, 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. This will form their first Independent Learning Project of their time at Norwood. 

Parents/carers can support students by reading, listening to and watching rehearsals of the speeches.