For the academic year 2020/21, The English-Speaking Union will be focusing on its competitions (Performing Shakespeare, Schools’ Mace and the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition), the heats for which will begin in January 2021. We are finalising the details of how they will run, and will post updates here.
Until then, the ESU Festival of Speaking continues, enabling all young people everywhere to continue to develop their speaking and communication skills, by posting a speech, performance or debate online using the hashtag #esufestivalofspeaking.
From 20 August we will also be sending out a weekly schools’ newsletter, packed with free resources and easy lesson plan ideas to get your students speaking and listening in class and including details of how the competitions will run. If you are not already receiving our schools’ newsletters and would like to do so, please sign up below. Alternatively, please bookmark this page and check back regularly for all the latest news on our competitions.