It’s been a very busy week at Femtinos, kick-starting the term off with the scientific debates in English and introducing our Little Speakers to the world of politics, manifestos and societal change.
Once everyone had chosen a historical figure to represent; we debated in the style of an ancient Greek senate to determine the true winner of this age old disagreement.
“Democritus not only founded atoms but contributed towards modern day science, and for that we should be grateful” – Hiza, aged 12
Following the success of our first public speaking series in the summer, Little Speakers is back with a new theme: politics and public speaking. This week, we decoded the definition of politics and how it affects our everyday lives, especially as young people. We collectively came to the conclusion that politics is a shared story between all of us. To be able to add to this story; we must be able to talk to our political leaders and have our voices heard.
From this, our Little Speakers created mini speeches about societal problems that need changing. Some of the issues blew us away; with compelling talks around the end of racism, smart lamps and the protection of animals worldwide.
Overall, it was a very productive, intellectually stimulating week across the board. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the term has in store.
If you would like to find out more about our workshops, drop us an email with details of your location and your child's age to workshops@femtinos,com
Ashlee is our resident English workshop leader with specialisms in Creative Writing, Theatre Studies and History. She is also one of the workshop leaders behind the Little Speakers public speaking group for 4-14 year olds.
Find out about Femtinos news and updates!