The art of public speaking is encouraged as an integral part of personality development and a co-curricular activity in Laidlaw. Students are encouraged and motivated to participate in Inter-House elocution competition from the primary school level, thus guiding them to strugoff their initial inhibitions and develop self confidence and poise. Speeches of great orators and poems are chosen and the students’ skill in memorizing, delivery and expression are developed along with language skills such as pronunciation and enunciation.

Thus groomed and guided, our students participate in the Inter-School elocution competition as well as such competitions organized other reputed bodies, within and outside the Nilgiris and more often than not emerge as winners.