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With the ESU - A global educational charity and membership organisation.

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With the ESU - A global educational charity and membership organisation.

Discover
Your Voice

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The ESU is a unique educational charity and membership organisation dedicated to helping people realise their potential through giving them the skills and confidence in communication to articulate their ideas and share them with others.

Schools

Boost your students' oracy skills with our key national competitions

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Explaining membership, how the branches work and how to get involved

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Lifelong Learning

Post-school opportunities - scholarships, prizes, CPD, volunteering, alumni

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Resources

Ideas and resources to support oracy in your classroom

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Latest Campaign

Discover Debating

As part of the English-Speaking Union’s centenary year and our ongoing mission to engage as many young people in oracy as possible, we’re delighted to be able to offer our Discover Debating programme to 100 schools across the country, free of charge.

Discover Debating is a two- or three-term programme which uses debate to improve primary school students’ literacy and oracy skills. It helps teachers to demonstrate their students’ progress across many core areas of the KS2 curriculum, in particular in spoken language and creates a sustainable culture of debating within schools. Using fun, engaging games and activities, it helps students think critically about important issues and makes them better able to understand and express both sides of an argument.

This initiative will enable thousands of primary school children from all areas of England and Wales to learn and improve on the many and varied skills that go into debating, from analysis and knowledge of current affairs to speaking, listening and presentation.

To find out more or to sign up as a school, visit the Discover Debating page here.

Latest Campaign

Discover Debating

As part of the English-Speaking Union’s centenary year and our ongoing mission to engage as many young people in oracy as possible, we’re delighted to be able to offer our Discover Debating programme to 100 schools across the country, free of charge.

Discover Debating is a two- or three-term programme which uses debate to improve primary school students’ literacy and oracy skills. It helps teachers to demonstrate their students’ progress across many core areas of the KS2 curriculum, in particular in spoken language and creates a sustainable culture of debating within schools. Using fun, engaging games and activities, it helps students think critically about important issues and makes them better able to understand and express both sides of an argument.

This initiative will enable thousands of primary school children from all areas of England and Wales to learn and improve on the many and varied skills that go into debating, from analysis and knowledge of current affairs to speaking, listening and presentation.

To find out more or to sign up as a school, visit the Discover Debating page here.