Year 10 students have taken part in the Jack Petchey Speakout Challenge.
The Jack Petchey Foundation is a charity that recognises the positive contributions young people make to society, assisting them in reaching their potential.
Every year the foundation sponsors the competition run by the Speakers Trust in schools throughout London and Essex and this begins with workshops designed to build confidence and speak with clarity, conviction and impact.
KES students were led in the workshops by representatives from the foundation with a variety of techniques explored to help improve the content and structure of their speeches. At the end of the day, seven students were selected to go through to the next stage, which will be to give their speeches to a school assembly. From there, two finalists and a reserve will go through to the Regional Final at St. Bernard's School on 9 May.
The seven students are:
Aiden - 'Don't Judge on Apperances'
Seniz - 'Love Yourself'
Jessie - 'Pride in Black Culture'
Eloise - 'The Importance of Performing Arts in Schools'
Ashley - 'My Role Models'
Chloe - 'Image'
Pollyanna - 'Looked After Children and Families'