Life Skills Speech This Is An Oral That Was Used To Convince People To Vote For My Acadmic Portfolio For A Position On The Education Board Of Hervey Bay.

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In only 8 months we face the greatest transition of life. Soon, many of us will be leaving home and will be out on our own. We will no longer be protected by our parents, we will be able to do what we want, whenever we want, we will be free. But this new found freedom will come at a price. We will have to learn to live away from home. We will have to learn about the real world. And we will have to learn about life. And for many of us here, we know nothing about life.I am Ryan, and I will be running for the Academic portfolio. The academic portfolio is more than just school grades, OP results and QCS tests. It a portfolio that should include everything we are taught in school. This includes life skills, social skills, and relationship skills. I am here to make the academic portfolio so much more than what it currently is. During this speech I plan to show you how unprepared we are for life after school, and, how we can fix this. Through elective classes we can learn how to handle life after school.School teaches us many important skills. However, it neglects so many important life skills as well. We see year after year what happens to those people who leave school with no idea how to handle this great transition in life. We see year after year the unpreparedness in so many of those leaving school, and I am here to make sure it stops.Living in a small town like ours unfortunately limits what life skills we can learn. We are all in our own little bubble, use to a relatively quiet life in what is a relatively quiet town. Many of us here have never lived in a big city, many of us have probably never been left in a big city, by ourselves, for more than a day. Yet, in only 8 months, a lot of us will be going off to live in a big city, under prepared and without any of the life skills needed to survive in the big smoke by ourselves.When we are thrust into city life many of us will be shocked and in awe of what we will face. Huge buildings, new people, busy roads, busy shops, busy walkways and a bus and train system that would confuse even the most veteran of commuters. We will no longer have mum and dad to drive us where we want to go. We will no longer have mum to sow on our missing buttons, make our food and clean our washing. We will no longer have dad to change our light bulbs, fix our dripping taps and mow our growing lawns. We will be on our own, and we will have to do everything by ourselves.We must be taught how to survive once we are out of school. When elected I will make sure that we are taught what we need to know. Students are not expected to walk into an exam after being taught nothing, and then be expected to perform. If this were to happen we would be in outrage. So why then does nothing happen when we are sent out into life with no real knowledge of how things work and then expected to be model citizens?I will work together with the students and the educators to make sure that we are taught the life skills needed for when we leave...

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