How the Schools' Mace made me a feminist
A Schools’ Mace alumna talks about how the motion ‘This House believes in equal pay for women’ opened her eyes to feminist issues.
How debating mental health has helped me with Autism: One participant shares their story
Holly, an ESU participant with Austism talks about how debating and learning to structure and arguments has helped her in social situations.
Hugh Dennis judges at West Sussex Performing Shakespeare regional final
The Performing Shakespeare regional final in Chichester, saw seventeen performances with two winners being chosen to attend the grand final in London.
My life-changing year in the US
Kane McLaughlin from Derry talks about his Secondary School Exchange to the US and the profound effect it had on him.
Bath branch: My marsh winner announced
The competition tasked young people with reviewing their favourite title on the shortlist for this year’s Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation. The winner, Brionie reviewed Bronze and Sunflower, authored by Cao Wenxuan and translated by Helen Wang, published by Walker Books.
Peter Hennessey's Joyce Rolf lecture: Brighton
Lord Hennessey of Nympsfield delivered the 2016 Joyce Rolf memorial lecture. His subject “The Kingdom to Come” focused on the challenges facing the United Kingdom after the Brexit vote and the Scottish referendum on independence.
Chester summer fundraising garden party
Branch members and their guests were joined by visiting members of the Liverpool and Merseyside Branch of the ESU for our Annual Summer fundraising event.
Pershore High School's Success in Worcester branch Public Speaking Competition
After a hard-fought competition the winners of the Public Speaking Competition were Pershore High School, and the runners-up were Bromsgrove School. There was a very high standard of research, presentation and articulate speaking throughout the competition.
Research shows that persuasive speech aids pupils' development
Communication skills such as how to speak publicly, debate, question and argue should be taught to primary school children as part of the National Curriculum, according to research carried out by leading academics.
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