At Rhyl, we believe that oracy is the foundation for all learning. We encourage speaking opportunities across the curriculum, from drama and role play to discussion and debates.

In 2018 we introduced Rhyl Speaks Out, a topical half termly assembly which involves children in Key Stage 2. We have a whole school theme and children then research, plan and write their speech, using our speaking frames. Each class holds auditions and the successful speakers then present in assembly. Children are given a topic or question to discuss, they use the school’s speaking structure to help them research and plan.

Some of the Speak Out topics so far have been:

  • Why is it good to live in a diverse society?
  • Is the invention of money good or bad?
  • Why do we need gender equality?
  • Why should we support Climate Change?