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Frank Cottrell Boyce chairs debate for Primary school students

The Big Debate with Frank Cottrell Boyce

Acclaimed children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce chaired a Big Debate for local schoolchildren organised by the ESU and The Week Junior.

It’s in your gift

Leaving a legacy is your chance to make a lasting impact. Here we look at three of ESU’s generous benefactors and the difference their help has made.

World Schools Debating Championships 2018 selection criteria

Read about our changes to the selection process to help ensure excellence through diversity.

From the mic to the like

Guardian writer and podcast presenter Jordan Erica Webber discusses the benefits and dangers of social media becoming the loudspeaker for our voices.

Romania Debate Tour 2018

ESU oracy coach Eddy Booth shares his experience of teaching debating in Constanta.

Philippines fields best young speaker

Johanne Jazmin Tan Jabines from the Philippines beat 50 other contestants from across the world to win the International Public Speaking Competition 2018.

And the winners are...

The winners of the Schools' Mace and Performing Shakespeare competitions for 2018 are announced.

Performing Shakespeare final: Wyndham's theatre 20th March

James of St Thomas More High School, was declared the winner of the Best Performance Award in the 2018 Performing Shakespeare Competition.

How debating is getting gun reform on the table

The aftermath of the Parkland shooting is proof positive of the difference debating skills make as is being demonstrated by the anti-gun campaign #neveragain.

Oracy as a life skill

The latest research on spoken english from Cambridge University looks at how oracy can improve classroom discussions, critical thinking and the development of life skills.

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