Public Speaking – Pandas (Ages 12 – 15)


9:00am to 3:00pm

Canberra Girls Grammar School

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Course Overview

This 2-day program helps students speak with the confidence they need to succeed in high school. By providing them with a foundational understanding of good public speaking, this course both teaches the students the necessary elements of crafting an excellent speech, as well as a range of opportunities to practice their new skills in a welcoming environment.

As with all of our programs, class sizes are kept small to ensure that students have ample opportunity to practice their skills and to receive regular individualised feedback from one of our experienced coaches.


Experience Levels

Our Pandas Public Speaking course is a beginner program.

It is designed for students with little (or even no) experience presenting in front of audiences, and is perfect for shy and confident students alike!

If your child has some speaking experience and you’re not sure whether the Pandas or Polar Bears (continuer) public speaking program is best for you, please get in touch and we’d be more than happy to discuss which is most appropriate for your child!


Main Objectives

Over this program, students will:

  • learn a number of techniques which students can use to help overcome their fears and prepare for formal speaking situations;
  • engage in a number of tasks that require them to prepare and present individual and group presentations;
  • be given extensive exposure to giving impromptu speeches; and
  • receive an introduction to academic English school speeches.


Should I repeat the Pandas Public Speaking program?

If your child has already had a go at our Pandas Public Speaking course, they should join our our Senior Debating groups to learn more about presenting in front of audiences – debating is a brand new and very exciting skill, and the perfect way to develop your child’s speaking ability!


Can I do both the Public Speaking and Debating programs?

Students are encouraged to do both of the Pandas programs.

Whilst students are able to develop their confidence and speaking skills participating in either, both are very different skills, and are taught in different ways. Please get in touch if you’re interested in learning more about the differences between public speaking and debating!

Length : 2 Days

Max Ratio : 12:1

Max Availability : 16

Difficulty : Experienced

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Afternoon Supervision

If you would prefer to collect your child or children after 3:00pm, please select the days on which you would like to provide supervision until 5:00pm. Please note that the below prices apply for one child only.