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.