Labour’s oracy pledge
As an education charity, the ESU welcomes the recognition of oracy as a crucial part of children’s education and an essential skill to thrive in adulthood.
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.
Brilliant and inspiring!
Congratulations to all the finalists in our Performing Shakespeare Competition 2023
‘We have definitely seen the positive impact’
Horton Park Primary reveals the impact of our Oracy in Action programme
Children and young people struggle to make friends, survey results show
Children and young people aged 5-17 are struggling to make friends because they lack self-confidence in speaking to other children, a new survey shows
Oracy and metacognition
Find out how oracy can support the development of metacognitive skills - and vice versa!
‘Young people today are exposed to a tide of incivility – they need to be equipped with the skills to cope with it’
Meet Miles Young, the new Chair of the ESU
16 year old from Mongolia wins International Public Speaking Competition 2023
Sixteen-year-old Egsheglen Javkhlan from Mongolia has been named best speaker in the English-Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition 2023
Five Reasons why Debate Academy boosts debate skills
Find out how debate academy can boost your debate skills
Help give more young people the speaking and listening skills and cross-cultural understanding they need to thrive