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A group of secondary school students sitting inside a classroom and smiling to their teacher.

How to teach debating in schools: six tips and principles

Ed Noel, the Deputy IB Diploma Coordinator at Tonbridge Grammar School, coached the winning team in the 2022 Schools’ Mace competition. Here he shares his tips for success 

A photograph of three female students of South Wiltshire Grammar School along with an old man and an old woman standing in front of a registration table inside a hall.

Success for South Wiltshire Grammar School

South Wiltshire Grammar School triumphs at the South West Region Final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition

Brentwood School succeed at the East Region Final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition

Brentwood School progress to the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition Grand Final after an impressive East Region Final

Former head of Chilean school wins ESU International Oracy Teacher Award  

Teacher working in Chile recognised for excellence in oracy teaching

Harrow School Wins London Region Heat 8

Harrow School victorious at London Region Heat 8 at Featherstone High School, Ealing

Victory for Haberdasher Aske’s School, Elstree

Haberdasher Aske’s School, Elstree, wins Hertfordshire Branch Final of the ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition

‘It was thrilling to see our students using their voices'

We speak to Bev Knuckey, Deputy Head of Llanedeyrn Primary School, who won last year's Oracy Culture Award...

Sixth Form Public Speaking Finalists Impress

Winners of the East Region Sixth Form Public Speaking Competition revealed

Speaking up for success

Students speak up for the value of oracy

Humour and passion win the day at the grand final of the Performing Shakespeare competition 2019

Meet the winners of the Performing Shakespeare competition 2019

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