Debating club was back in full swing this term, with Year 5 and Year 6 girls all eager to partake in discussions about key contemporary issues. We began by looking at speeches that have motivated and moved us, deep-diving into why these words were so powerful and wondering how our own oracy could have such an impact. I was delighted to see girls delving into such a diverse selection of speeches, from the battle cries of Millicent Fawcett and Ruth Bader Ginsberg last century, to the more modern encouragement to cherish our education from Michele Obama and Malala.
Whose words would move you? Here are some that we found poignant and inspiring:
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“We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced” – Malala
“Don’t let anyone work harder than you” – Carli Lloyd
“Our lives being to end the day we become silent about the things that matter” – Martin Luther King
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up” – Nelson Mandela
“I have learned that you are never too small to make a difference” – Greta Thunberg