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Understanding oracy

Find out how we help people to discover their voices and are empowering the next generation

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DISCOVER DEBATING

Sign up your Primary School to our sustainable debating programme aimed at KS2 students

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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.

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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.

To find out more or to sign up as a school, visit

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.

To find out more or to sign up as a school, visit