SALAD is great for improving presentation skills and confidence!

SALAD is great for improving presentation skills and confidence!

Three times each academic year our students enjoy SALAD teaching days, which are designed to improve presentation and oral skills as well as build confidence.

This doesn’t involve a trip to the canteen for a healthy lunch, but SALAD actually stands for ‘Speaking And Listening Activity Day’ and is where all of the lessons for the day involved NO writing to encourage students to speak and listen.

When we first started this communications initiative, it was for just Year 7 and 8, but due to it’s success, last year we expanded this to include Year 9 and this term we have now included Year 10.

Normally, the classrooms around school are quiet and calm, but the decibels were notched up as we encouraged students to learn differently for the whole day. There was debating, presenting, group discussion, teamwork activities and much more.

It did not matter what the subject was, everyone was able to interact and we could tell our students loved this way of learning on the day as it pushed them out of their comfort zones and helped improve their social skills.

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