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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.

Thinking Allowed through P4C

Harriet Goodman, trained in delivering Philosophy for Children explains how P4C can be used in the classroom to encourage debate and critical thinking.

Harnessing the power of talk to stimulate students' thinking and advance their learning

New research from the demonstrates the importance of verbal skills in stimulating students' thinking and their ability to learn better.

3 reasons why...oracy is vital for empowering our young citizens

Three reasons why oracy is vital for creating a rich learning environment, empowered students and confident communicators.

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