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Aim Higher ‘Speak Out’ Challenge Digital Final

Aim Higher ‘Speak Out’ Challenge Digital Final

July 7, 2021

Tonight is our first ever Aim Higher Speak Out Challenge Digital Final event. Young speakers from across the West Midlands will be sharing their views and opinions and competing for the title of Digital Final Champion 2021. The West Midlands Speak Out Challenge! has been running for 4 years, giving young people the confidence to […]

Climate Talks

Climate Talks

June 2, 2021

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most profound.  Last year Daniel, one of the thousands of young people we empower to speak out each year, gave a speech about the environment with a simple but compelling point.

Educating Yorkshire – Speakers Trust set to expand

Educating Yorkshire – Speakers Trust set to expand

June 1, 2021

The Speak Up Yorkshire Programme aims to make a huge difference in the lives of young people across the region.   In announcing an expansion and extension of Speakers Trust’s work in Yorkshire, Chief Executive, Russell Findlay said “Before the pandemic we saw education inequalities that impacted young people from deprived backgrounds.  Our data shows that […]

Why Greta Thunberg should be taught at school

Why Greta Thunberg should be taught at school

May 28, 2021

At the age of 16 Greta Thunberg attended the United Nations General Assembly and was asked what her message to world leaders was. Her response became famous and has helped build support for her campaign to address environmental damage. Some speeches resonate and can change the world, whilst others are instantly forgotten, and with them […]

Oracy, not just for English lessons

Oracy, not just for English lessons

May 26, 2021

Where do you think Oracy belongs in a school’s curriculum? For most of us, we immediately associate Oracy with English lessons. At Speakers Trust, we have been delivering oracy programmes with schools for over 15 years. It is true that most often, we are signposted to the English or Drama departments. But if this is […]

Are you ready to take action to tackle the climate and nature crisis? Applications are open to join our partners @TheTreeCouncil and deliver the Young Tree Champion project in your secondary school! 🌳

For more information, visit: https://youngtreechampions.org/apply-to-young-tree-champions/

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