Our school participates in a very full debating programme both at junior and senior level. We are members of the Durban Coastal Debating League and have done very well in recent years. Our senior side is particularly strong and our junior debaters are showing promise.
We have been part of the new debating process since its introduction to the schools and our debaters find it much more fun. It allows them far more freedom to explore all aspects of their debating topic.
We participate in several public speaking competitions during the year. These include the Rotary/Daily News Team Speaking Competition as well as the competition run by the Speech and Drama Guild of South Africa. Entry to the latter competition is open to any learner who wishes to try his/her skills against those of learners from other schools.
We participate annually in the SA Model United Nations Debate and have worked with various schools in this competition. The learners are offered a very different debating exercise and thoroughly enjoy the experience.
We also run a Public Speaking Course for our Grade 11 learners as part of preparing them for leadership in the school. This course is based loosely on the Toastmasters’ Youth Leadership Program and learners are very keen to participate.
The School Choir
George Campbell has a large group of dedicated learners who sing in the choir. They perform at special school events such as Speech Day and provide us with enthusiastic and up-beat presentations.
Afrikaans Public Speaking
Public speaking is a wonderful opportunity for learners to learn a new skill and have lots of fun. For the past four years we have entered teams in the ATKV Afrikaans Public Speaking competition in both the first language and second language categories.
The Interact Club consists of a small group of dedicated learners who have enthusiastically participated in activities aimed at helping the community.
We have continued, as a club, to take small meaningful steps in our quest to make the world a better place and can only succeed by joining hands with each other.
Durban Youth Council
Our school has always had three Grade 11/12 representatives on The Durban Youth Council. This is a forum which allows learners to become involved in their wider community and also allows them to interact with learners from many different schools.
Spoken Word (Poetry)
This is Campbell’s very own poetry club. It is titled “Spoken Word” because we recite words that speak to the mind, soul and spirit, sharing each others fairy tales and life stories through poetry. This is where Campbell is growing the next generation of Shakespeares in the spoken word community.
George Campbell’s Got Talent
This has become a very successful annual event where learners’ talents are showcased to the public