4:30PM - 6:30PM
2nd February - 30th March
This program, which changes from term to term, helps students develop their presentation skills in a range of different speaking styles.Student to Teacher Ratio 8:1
Focus on a specific set of skills or type of speech, and build students' understanding over the course of the term.
Help students feel more confidence when they present in front of audiences.
Provide students with various opportunities to practice, receive feedback, and develop good speaking habits.
Bookings for Term #1 are now OPEN!
Utilising a range of fun and interactive activities, this program encourages students to step further out of their comfort zones and places a particular focus on cultivating engaging presentation styles.
The focus of each Lions program changes every term, with the same stream running across all our venues (and online):
As with all our programs, we keep class sizes small (a maximum of 8) so our experienced coaches can provide everyone with plenty of support and attention, including plenty of individualised feedback.
Generally, there are three reasons why we present to audiences – to persuade, to entertain, and to inform.
In Term #1, we’ll be taking a deep-dive into the third of these purposes through the lens of News Reporting – what do we want to achieve through an informative presentation? What should we include in our speech? How do we incorporate other essential elements – from alternate perspectives to critical appraisals – into our reports?
Each of these questions and more are answered in this highly engaging and activity-based program, perfect for students with some experience who would like to develop their speaking skills even further!
During the upcoming term, we will be offering our weekly programs both in-person and online.
For the most part, there is very little that separates our online and physical programs – both are interactive, cover the same theoretical concepts, and give students a range of opportunities to practice and develop their skills. Whilst some activities are different between the two, as some activities lend themselves better to physical or online classes, the actual learning outcomes remain the same for both classes.
Notably, the difference in price isn’t an indication of the quality of the program, or how much students will get out of the experience – both get the same amount of attention and care, and we’ve found some students develop better in an online environment. The deviation instead is simply a result of the higher costs (such as venue hire) associated with running classes in-person.
Should you want to learn more about our online offering, we’ve got a helpful video which goes through our Presentation Skills Lions Online program below – stay tuned for one that explores our in-person program as well!
Whilst children appear to not be at particularly high risk from COVID-19, SSA places their safety (and the safety of our coaches) as our highest priority. This emphasis on safety is the first tier of our teaching policy.
We generally consider the risk of transmission at our programs to be very unlikely. This is for three reasons:
We have prepared our COVID-19 Action Plan, which outlines the three methods we are using to keep students safe.
Whilst you are very welcome to read the Action Plan in full, the three elements are:
Additionally, we will also be continuing to offer online programs for the foreseeable future. This will help ensure that parents and students who are uncomfortable with physical classes have an alternative that allows them to feel safe, whilst still receiving a quality education in public speaking and debating.
Please check out our COVID-19 Action Plan here, or get in touch if you have any questions!
Our Presentation Skills Lions course is an experienced level program.
Students are assumed to have a reasonable understanding of public speaking, and in particular persuasive speeches, before undertaking the program. By way of indication, the Lions program would be suitable for students who have:
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child!
After completing the Presentation Skills Lions News Reporting program, students should:
Our classes vary in size every workshop depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Lions class is around eight students with one coach.
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!
By the end of each program, students will have:
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 Year 1 – 2 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 Leopards 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!
Very good program - we are looking forward to you running after school programs in our area!
Loved the communication - I feel everyone is very dedicated.
My son also benefitted for the course we will continue to enrol him next term.
Of the parents we've surveyed about our online programs...
Felt their child had fun
Believed their child's confidence improved
Thought their child's speech structure improved
Said their child's manner improved