BDA’s literacy department held another very successful Speaking and Listening Activity Day this week, with an emphasis on oral presentations.

It is widely accepted that confident oral communication is conducive to improved results, helping develop students’ writing and social skills.

Ms Grainger said: “It was a pleasure to see students presenting their ideas. This happens all across the school from smaller groups to whole class presentations – or even assemblies. 7D gave a particularly impressive assembly to the whole of Year 7.”

“8B impressed several of their teachers with their elevated vocabulary and considerate listening skills which they demonstrated when giving one another some high-quality feedback."