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Speaking Camp Kangaroos

Speaking Camp Kangaroos

  • Mixed Experience
  • 2 - 3 Days
  • Years 3 - 4

This workshop for mixed experience speakers enables students to apply their skills in a variety of novel situations, allowing them to develop their confidence, critical thinking and resilience.

Over the July holidays, the focus will be Sharing Perspectives.

Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Course Objectives
  • Provide mid-primary students with a variety of public speaking experiences.

  • Introduce students to new perspectives on both public speaking and debating.

  • Provide students with various opportunities to practice their skills and receive individualised feedback.

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Bookings Close 3 July!

Location Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Canterbury
Dates

2nd July

3rd July

Time

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Length

2 Days

Price

$270 $250

Bookings Close 9 July!

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Location Online Program
Dates

8th July

9th July

10th July

Time

9:30AM - 1:30PM

Length

3 Days

Price

$230

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Location The King's School, North Parramatta
Dates

8th July

9th July

Time

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Length

2 Days

Price

$270

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Location The Shore School, North Sydney
Dates

11th July

12th July

Time

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Length

2 Days

Price

$270

Bookings Close 16 July!

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Location Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga
Dates

15th July

16th July

Time

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Length

2 Days

Price

$270

Bookings Close 19 July!

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Location Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College, Burwood
Dates

18th July

19th July

Time

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Length

2 Days

Price

$270

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Course Overview

Book in quick before our Early Bird Discount ends at Midnight 2 June!

 

Whilst some people spend their lives attempting to avoid public speaking, they often try in vain – it is an integral skill necessary in almost all aspects of life.

Our Speaking Camp Kangaroos workshop is designed to help students both understand where public speaking may come up in their future, and embrace it when it does.

Building on the fundamentals covered in the Speaking Camp Koalas program, the Kangaroos workshop seeks to help students further develop their public speaking skills and improve their self-confidence.  Placing student-centred learning at its heart, our Kangaroos program changes from holiday to holiday – targeting a new speaking skill every workshop to help students further improve their self-confidence.

In particular, students cover the following in each holiday break in 2024:

  • Speaking with Style in the January Holidays;
  • Informing Audiences in the April Holidays; and
  • the best methods for Sharing Perspectives in the July Holidays; and
  • Exploring Narratives in the September Holidays.

Placing a focus on experiential learning, we make sure that every class is small in size and taught by one of our experienced coaches.  Maintaining safe and welcoming environments – where students feel confident in their ability to present and receive individual feedback – is at the core of everything we do.

 

More Information

Speeches are such an important thing that we have to do throughout our lives and whilst they can take on many forms they are most commonly used to explain a particular perspective or point of view.
This program focuses in on perspectives within presenting as a way to help students develop not just their own opinions on topics but also learn how to think critically about a topic and examine many different perspectives on it.

Throughout the program, students will develop their critical thinking skills to be able to examine an idea and work out the various perspectives surrounding it. Additionally, they will learn to incorporate these varied perspectives into their presentations to make them much more persuasive and powerful.

Our Speaking Camp Kangaroos workshop is a mixed-experience program.

There are three groups of students who would benefit from undertaking the Speaking Camp Kangaroos program:

  1. those who have previous formal coaching in public speaking – this may be from one of our programs (including our Speaking Camp Koalas holiday program, or our Wombats or Wallabies weekly term programs), from another provider or potentially through their school;
  2. anyone who is trying out public speaking for the first time, is already reasonably confident and is unable to attend the Speaking Camp Koalas workshop; or
  3. students who have previously completed the Kangaroos workshop who are interested in developing their speaking skills even further – given the program changes from holiday to holiday, students are more than welcome (and even encouraged) to try it again and again.

If you’re not sure whether your child fits into any of these categories, please get in touch and we can chat about your circumstances!

Alternatively, please check out our video below to see how our holiday workshops function!

After completing the Differing Perspectives program, students should:

  • have been exposed to the fundamental principles that underpin persuasive speeches;
  • develop their critical thinking skills and ability to present a variety of perspectives within a speech;
  • have been given multiple opportunities to present to their class in each and every session.

Revision of Fundamental Concepts

The program commences with a concise yet critical review of fundamental concepts encompassed in our introductory courses, such as audience engagement and speech structure. This initial step not only prepares students for the subsequent modules but also guarantees a uniform starting point for all participants.

Discovering Various Perspectives

After covering the fundamentals, the subsequent sessions focus on helping students look at topics critically. In this we help them think about topics from various view points and work out how ideas can be interpreted across a variety of contexts. This lets students build powerful presentations with strong ideas, that can engage all types of audiences.

Additionally, students will engage in various activities to apply and hone these newly acquired skills. Helping them to put their newly honed critical thinking skills to the test.

Developing Persuasive Presentations

The rest of the program guides students through various persuasive speeches. Working with students to make them feel comfortable in a variety of public speaking contexts and getting them to engage their critical thinking skills in as many situations as possible. This is done through a variety of activities, working both solo and in groups to help them gain invaluable skills across as many scenarios as possible.

Our classes vary in size every holiday depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Speaking Camp Kangaroos class is 9 students per coach, with a maximum class size of 16 (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 Speaking Camp Kangaroos workshop, students will have:

  • an emailed feedback sheet prepared by their coach, which outlines what they’ve improved on during the course, and what they could continue to work on in the future;
  • a certificate recognising that they have completed the Speaking Camp Kangaroos workshop;
  • a workbook containing the key concepts that students covered during the workshop; and
  • a more refined understanding of how they can apply their speaking skills in day-to-day life!

As a mixed-experience program, our Speaking Camp Kangaroos program is designed to be completed multiple times – with a different focus every holiday, there’s always something new for students to take away from the program!

However, if you’re looking for something more regular, you may want to give one of our term programs a try, such as Public Speaking Wombats or Debating Wallabies, which will build on the skills learned during our holiday workshops.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or get in touch using our contact form to learn more!

Course Reviews

My son received an award for a short speech he did returning back to school! Apparently his teacher said his speech and delivery of speech was excellent!

Thank you so much! Very happy with the outcome! Definitely would like for my son to return next holidays! :)

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Elijah, Parent Speaking Camp Kangaroos

My child attended holiday programs twice. He wants to come back continually. Public speaking class was very interesting and educational. He also got confidence. I believe that this special experience and opportunity motivate kids to learn through positive environments.

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Songhwa, Parent Speaking Camp Kangaroos
  • Of the 200+ Kangaroos surveyed in 2023...

  • 94%

    had fun!

  • 93%

    felt more confident!

  • 92%

    improved their speaking manner!

  • 93%

    could better structure their speeches!

  • 85%

    wanted to come back again next time!

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