THE CALEDONIA SCHOOL OF SPEECH WRITING
For young people with big ideas
"Exactly the sort of thing I would have loved to have had access to when I was trying to work out what to do with my life."
Jules Johnston, Senior News Editor at The Brussels Times
FREE ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL
6th-8th August 2021
In its inaugural year, the Caledonia School of Speech Writing will offer 12 young people, aged between 16 and 19, the opportunity to take part in a three-day online summer school on the art of speech writing.
Funded by the Alfred Landecker Foundation, in partnership with Humanity in Action, the school will provide a unique opportunity for young people to learn and practice how to speak publicly with skill and confidence.
The goal of the school is to encourage young people to speak out about the causes which matter to them most on their journey to becoming the energetic, empathetic leaders of our communities.
Created by Laura Westring and the Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship
Laura Westring, the school's Director, is an Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow and professional writer who began a career in speech writing after introducing US President Obama during an EU Summit in 2014.
Based in Stirling, Laura wants the school to be a chance for young people in Scotland to get comfortable with using their voices and their stories to inspire others.
An accessible online curriculum, with peer support and wellbeing built in, for safe and uplifting learning
ONLINE CLASSROOM AND PEER MENTORING
6th August - 7th August 2021
ONLINE SPEECH WRITING SHOWCASE FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
8th August 2021
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Applications for the school will open in February 2021. If your school would like to take part, or if you have any questions, you're welcome to get in touch via the contact form.
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