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Get ar-ghoul-ing this Halloween with our spooooky motions

Amanda 'Magical' Moorghen - Head of spells Impact and Resources15 Oct 2018

Try out these ghostly games and monstrous motions with your class this Halloween

Is it right that witches are so hated? Is it morally acceptable to kill zombies? What’s the scariest monster, and how can we bring drama to spooky statements? The ESU’s Halloween Oracy Pack uses themed

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Researching for a debate - tips for your students

Bob Saull - Debating Programmes Officer08 Oct 2018

Debating doesn’t begin the moment you step on the stage. Read below for some tips to help your students prepare for a Schools’ Mace debate

It’s Schools’ Mace season again, and students up and down the country are starting to research their motions for debate. If you are new to debating, this can appear a daunting task. With that

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Get to know each other and get talking

Amanda Moorghen - Head of Impact and Resources03 Oct 2018

Two fun starter activities for use in a primary classroom

As the first term of the new school year is well underway, we want to share two activities that you can use in your classroom to introduce students both to each other, and to key

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Girls Guiding us to a Brighter Future

Duncan Patridge - Director of Education25 Sep 2018

In light of the confronting Girl's Attitude survey results, teaching our young women the significance of speaking out is now more important than ever

67% of girls aged 11-21 think women don’t have the same chances as men compared to 53% in 2011

73% of girls 11-21 think women have to work much harder than men to succeed compared to

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How a gap year with the ESU prepared me for life

Chelcie Henry-Robertson - Student19 Sep 2018

Having only been outside of the UK once or twice before her scholarship to a US secondary school, Chelcie tells us how transformative her experience in California was

At 19, Chelcie Henry-Robertson spent 6 months at Stevenson School, California, as a scholar on the ESU’s Secondary School Exchange programme. Here, she tells us how transformative she found the experience and how

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