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Public speaking

Alastair Campbell on why confidence matters

Visit our new members’ hub to read an exclusive excerpt of Alastair Campbell’s new book

A picture of a young female debater standing in front of a fireplace inside the ESU London's office building at Dartmouth House.

Oracy and Employability

Key employability skills are required to thrive in the workforce and having a solid foundation in oracy sets young people up for success.

Bromley High School wins ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition 2023

Bromley High School Wins ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition (PSC) 2023

Bromley High School beats 425 teams nationwide to win ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition 2023

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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 

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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

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‘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...

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