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A group of students in a classroom with all looking enthusiastic

‘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...

Speaking up for success

Students speak up for the value of oracy

Joah and Makeda sitting down inside their classroom and Makeda is speaking.


The ESU has submitted evidence to the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s 2019 inquiry, Speaking for Change. Read a summary of our submission here.

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.

Group Photo at ESU Lebanon event

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.

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