9:00AM - 3:00PM
Set over two days, this course provides interactive and fun activities to both deepen students’ understanding of how to best present in front of a class and to further develop their confidence in speaking to audiences.Student to Teacher Ratio 10:1
Provide early primary students with new public speaking experiences.
Introduce students to new perspectives on public speaking, whilst understanding that students lack abstract thought.
Provide students with various opportunities to practice their skills and receive individualised feedback.
This two-day workshop seeks to provide students with various crucial life skills they need to succeed in life. Using the Tabby Cats program as a foundation, the Tigers program uses a mix of experiential learning and speaking games to help students both deepen their understanding of public speaking, as well as develop their confidence speaking in front of audiences.
Placing student centred learning at its heart, this program changes from holiday to holiday – we provide our coaches with a range of different potential sessions (from storytelling to advertising), and let them choose what will be most appropriate for the class they have. Importantly, given that most students in this age group have not developed abstract thought, all sessions have a strong emphasis on activities and ‘learning by doing’.
In addition to the above, we also make sure that classes are kept small – no bigger than ten students for every coach – and that students are only exposed to a safe and welcoming environment where they feel comfortable expressing themselves.
There are two groups of students who would benefit from our Presentation Skills Tigers program.
The first group are those who have previous formal coaching in public speaking. This may be from one of our programs – perhaps our Tabby Cats holiday program, or our Leopards or Lions weekly term programs – from another provider, or potentially through their school. The Presentation Skills Tigers program also changes from holiday to holiday, so students are more than welcome (and even encouraged) to give it a couple of tries. If you’re not sure whether your child has enough experience, please get in touch and we can chat about your circumstances.
The second group is for students who have a little experience, but are naturally more confident and would be able to hold their own with other, more experienced students. Whilst we would still recommend that these students still give our Presentation Skills Tabby Cats program a try first, we understand that dates and locations don’t always line up. Given this, we often enrol a few students without much experience. If you think your child may fall into this category, please reach out and we can discuss it with you!
Over the course of Presentation Skills Tigers, students will have the opportunity to:
The first day starts with a few activities that help students feel comfortable with the class, before going through the basic concepts that were covered in our Presentation Skills Tabby Cats program. The rest of the day will then be spent looking at a certain style of public speaking – ranging from storytelling to persuasive speeches – depending on the students’ interest. Whichever focus they take, the day will be filled with plenty of activities to help engage students with the course content.
The second day runs similarly to the first, just with a different focus – students are settled into the class in the morning, before looking at a different style of public speaking, and finishing with a range of speaking activities (which are designed to be perceived as games) to help students to further develop their confidence and speaking ability.
Our classes vary in size every holiday depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Tigers class is 10 students with one coach, and 16 students with two coaches.
If there aren’t any spots left, it’s usually because we’ve hit capacity – please get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do about either opening an extra class, fitting your child into the existing class, or putting you on a waitlist in case any students pull out!
After each program, students will go home with:
If you’re interested in doing another holiday program, we would recommend that students give our Presentation Skills Tigers program another go. As mentioned above, the program has a wide range of different focuses, meaning that no two programs are the same – students are even able to do it multiple times over the same holiday!
Alternatively, if you’re keen on a weekly term program, we would recommend our Presentation Skills Leopards program. The Leopards course takes persuasive speeches to the next level, helping students develop complete speeches over the course of a term.
We strongly recommend waiting until Year 1 before enrolling in our Tabby Cats or Tigers holiday programs, or our Leopards and Lions term programs – all our Cats programs require students to be able to write at least simple sentences, as well as read their own handwriting and instructions on the board, which most Kindergarten students are unfortunately not able to do. This may well lead to those students feeling inferior to the rest of the class, creating new fears around public speaking – the exact opposite of what we hope to achieve.
If you think that your child has sufficient reading and writing skills, we would be more than happy to talk it through with you (although we would definitely recommend that they do the Presentation Skills Tabby Cats program first!) – alternatively, we would also be more than happy to add you to our email list (see below) so we can let you know when bookings open when your child is old enough to join!
It is an excellent program. I will be interested to book my daughter again in the future.
My daughter has learned a lot and was able to tell me about speech structures and key points about presenting in front of audience.
Very good program, and looking forward to after school programs!