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Take your students’ skills to the next level with one of our competitions

Public Speaking Competition

WHAT: Largest public speaking competition for schools in England and Wales

AGE: Years 9-11

HOW: Registration opens in late June/early July

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WHAT: The oldest and largest debating competition for schools

AGE: Years 7-13

HOW: Registrations open in the summer term

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Performing Shakespeare

WHAT: Inclusive, accessible competition allowing students to perform Shakespeare

AGE: Years 7, 8 and 9

HOW: Registration opens in December

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WHAT: Debating competition for London state schools

AGE: Years 7, 8 and 9

HOW: Heats run in May, with regional finals in June

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World Schools Debating Championship

WHAT: The most respected international English-language debating competition

AGE: Students aged 14-19

HOW: Applications open in late August each year

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