Welcome to the ESU Lincolnshire Branch. We cover Lincolnshire and also have a number of members and supporters from Nottinghamshire. Lincolnshire is a large, friendly county with a relatively small population but we have an active branch which focuses on quality of events rather than quantity.
In any one year, we hope to have five to six events which would include the UK Public Speaking Competition, talks from interesting speakers, the AGM which includes presentations from branch scholars from the previous year, an evening at Doddington Hall sculpture exhibition, the Lincoln Book Festival and a black tie dinner.
We aim to raise money to assist school children in the art of speaking and listening through the Discover Your Voice programme. Do please consider joining us, you will be very welcome.
With uncertainties on gatherings still prevailing, we have decided to postpone our AGM which was scheduled for 30 June until 10 November. We hope that by then we shall be able to meet in person but if not we will arrange a virtual AGM using Zoom. The details of venue and how to access Zoom if necessary will be circulated along with the paperwork for the AGM.
Whilst schools remain in lockdown or partial lockdown, we have been unable to move ahead with our oracy work as planned, but we are in touch with the Lincolnshire Training Schools Association drawing their attention to the excellent information and training available on the ESU website for oracy and we hope that this will prove fruitful.
In the meantime, we are preparing to engage with schools and restore the events schedule once the way ahead is clear from government.
My best wishes to you all – keep safe and alert!