Benfield Oracy Festival Champions

May 24, 2023

A group of pupils from Benfield School have taken part in the International Oracy Festival this week where they competed in several public speaking events.

The festival is a celebration of speech and drama amongst young people aged between 6-18. Multiple students from between Years 7-10 took part in a range of events including poetry recital, prose reading, and public speaking.

The festival is organised by The Noisy Classroom, an organisation that promotes and supports the use of speaking and listening in schools. Promoting literacy and public speaking is really valuable for helping our students have high aspirations for themselves. It also gives them valuable experience and confidence that will be so helpful in their future careers.

The students have been working hard with Miss Glabeke from the English and Drama department in preparation for their speaking events. Miss Glabeke has said that she “couldn’t be prouder of the work they’ve done” as each of the students excelled.

The festival takes place online, and our students took part alongside others from around the country, and even as far as Sri Lanka.

Huge congratulations from everyone at Benfield School and NEAT Academy Trust!