Working With Young People in Gosport
On Monday 7th July four intrepid Toastmasters travelled to Gosport Fire Station to mentor 9 young people in presentation skills. They mentees were all taking part iin a Prince's Trust 12 week Programme run with the assistance of Hampshire Fire and Rescue.
Solent Speakers had been invited to put together a team of mentors to help the participants prepare their end of course presentations. This was the first of two workshops, and focussed in on building confidence and developing core speaking skills
The mentoring team were Jewels Carter (Solent Speakers), Keith Oliver (Spinnaker Speakers, Phil Maddocks (Arun Speakers) and Gavin Meikle (Solent Speakers)
The Princes trust participants were a lively bunch and really engaged with the workshop, displaying some excellent speaking skills.
The Mentors will be back on 21st of July for a second session to help the students rehearse and polish their final presentations, which will be delivered at their graduation ceremony, in Fareham Council Offices on Friday 25th July.
Solent Speakers members, along with Toastmasters from other clubs, have been supporting local Prince's trust Projects for more than five years.