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Sustainable oracy through our Discover Debating CPD sessions

Anna England-Kerr explains how our CPD sessions for teachers are vital to the success of our Discover Debating programme for primary schools.

Oracy as a life skill

The latest research on spoken english from Cambridge University looks at how oracy can improve classroom discussions, critical thinking and the development of life skills.

Mentoring: three surprising things I’ve learnt in three weeks

One of our Discover Debating mentors tells us what her young students have taught her.

There’s no ‘I’ in Schools’ Mace

Top tips on alleviating pressure on Schools' Mace participants and how getting your whole debate club involved can maximise the potential.

International Perspectives on Oracy

Our Director of Education updates us on the state of speaking across the world after our international council meeting.

Top 10 tips to…prepare your students for ESU competitions

Expert tips for competing in an ESU competition that can give your students a head start.

Bedfordshire’s pioneering primary public speaking competition

2018 will be the eighth successive year of public speaking competitions devised and organised by the ESU Ouse Valley Branch for primary school pupils in Bedfordshire.

World Schools Debating Championships - a first-hand account

Odunayo Salu of Team Wales gives us the lowdown on being part of World Schools Debating Championship 2017.

Thinking Allowed through P4C

Harriet Goodman, trained in delivering Philosophy for Children explains how P4C can be used in the classroom to encourage debate and critical thinking.

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