LET's Stand - Student Workbook
LET's Stand - Student Workbook
LET's Stand - Student Workbook
LET's Stand - Student Workbook

LET's Stand - Student Workbook - Secondary


LET’s Stand is an oral language, public speaking and communication programme designed to enhance students’ oracy skills so they can communicate with confidence and conviction. The 40-hour structured programme facilitates the explicit development of speaking and listening skills in students, which are essential for success in both learning and life.
To develop public speaking / oracy competency, students require regular opportunities to practise the skills of listening, evaluating and speaking. The Junior Cycle and Transition Year offer the ideal space to develop these skills in a supportive environment where students are encouraged to learn about, practise and build the 12 skills which contribute to effective communication. Public speaking is a transferable skill that supports a student’s self-image and overall wellbeing.

The programme includes an interactive student workbook and supporting detailed teacher manual with links to famous speeches from inspiring individuals.

Dr. Siobhán Keegan Fitzgerald

About the Author

Dr. Siobhán Fitzgerald is a primary school principal and has been teaching for 30 years. Siobhán is passionate about giving young people a voice. She has taught in Japan, Saudi Arabia, France and Switzerland. Based on her research and experience, she developed the LET’s Stand programme and has seen the benefits from the years she has used the programme with her students. She completed her PhD on the connection between oracy and self-confidence in young people.
Siobhán is an Advanced Toastmaster Gold and a TEDx speaker. She has recorded her own series of podcasts, ‘LET’s Stand Public Speaking podcast – Speaking Up about Speaking Out’, to give voice to the public speaking potential of young people and to support teachers in beginning the public speaking journey with their students. 

Dr. Siobhán Keegan Fitzgerald - Author

The Student Workbook allows the student to develop their speech-writing abilities by providing a framework to write speeches with clarity of intention. There are 10 suggested project titles for students to explore and practise their public speaking skills.