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Social mobility

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.

ESU Lebanon - Voices to bring about change

ESU Lebanon’s Public Speaking Competition allows people, of all ages, to learn about and discuss human nature and the power of community.

How a gap year with the ESU prepared me for life

Chelcie Henry-Robertson studied in California on her Secondary School Exchange.

Where could the ESU take you?

ESU alumnus Melissa Hardinge - BBC Senior Commercial Editor, talks to us about her experience of the ESU's Secondary School Exchange and what it meant for her.

Where could the ESU take you?

BBC Radio Presenter and ESU alumnus Chris Hawkins talks about how he found his Secondary School Exchange experience as brilliantly life changing.

Debate and integrate

Michael Hepburn argues that debating is a valuable and underused tool in encouraging social integration.

House of Lords Chamber Debate – the inside scoop

Students from De Aston school share their perspectives on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

When the obvious is invisible

This blog outlines the importance of oracy including the cognitive, social, academic and employment benefits of improving speaking and listening skills.

Circles of change

Teacher Patrick Ryan used his recent Walter Hines Page Scholarship to look at how oracy can help teach citizenship and the benefits this brings.

Tales from Thailand

Gap-year student sponsored by the Devon & Exeter branch reports on her year teaching English to primary age children.

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