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Public Speaking

Public Speaking is an increasingly popular extra-curricular choice here at Cranbrook. Not only does it help students develop the self-confidence and communication skills which will serve them well at university, at work or in the wider world, it’s fun as well!

Importantly, there are opportunities for all ages to take part including two debating clubs which run after classes every week. These regular discussions are not only compelling in their own right but also allow participants to fine-tune their oratory and logic in preparation for more vigorous external debates.

Every year we enter a team into the Citizenship Foundation Mock Magistrates’ Competition. This involves a team of 12 students preparing a case and  taking on the roles of advocates, witnesses, judges and officials in the local magistrates’ court at Sevenoaks. Additionally, our Sixth Form students may enter the Bar National Mock Trial Competition which is similar to the junior competition but takes place at the  Crown Court in Canterbury.

All our teams have acquitted themselves well in these outings and our seniors have also won praise for their performances at The Oxford Union Schools’ Debate, The Cambridge  Union Debate, and the English-Speaking Union Schools’ Competition amongst others.

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A JustGiving page has been set up in the memory of Joe Atkins by the Atkins family, so that friends of Joe and Freddie, teachers and those that knew him have the option to contribute to something close to his heart in the Sam West Foundation. https://t.co/ajzoauZZze

#inspirationaltalk on Tuesday by Felicity Aston MBE in front of a captivated crowd at the @CranbrookSch_QH Thank you Felicity, and to everyone who attended; a wonderful tribute to Piers Sellers https://t.co/ufWVWInXJJ

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