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Last year’s Speak Out Champion gives advice to 15 Talented Semi-Finalists

Last year’s Speak Out Champion gives advice to 15 Talented Semi-Finalists

June 9, 2022

After some very difficult decisions, we are thrilled to announce that 15 talented young people from across London and Essex have made it through the semi-final! They are now ready to present their powerful speeches at the Jack Petchey’s “speak Out” Challenge Grand Final, which will be held at the Cambridge Theatre on July 18th! […]

West Midlands “Speak Out” Challenge Final Winner

West Midlands “Speak Out” Challenge Final Winner

June 6, 2022

Imogen Burstow from Bartley Green School wowed a packed audience at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) on May 17th and was announced the winner of The West Midlands “Speak Out” Challenge! 2021-22. Speaking directly to her Grand Final audience, Imogen said: “Do I really want to tell my grandkids when I’m 70 years old that the most interesting and rebellious thing […]

YORKSHIRE ‘SPEAK OUT’ CHALLENGE FINAL 2022 

YORKSHIRE ‘SPEAK OUT’ CHALLENGE FINAL 2022 

May 26, 2022

After having trained almost half a million students across the east, south, and west of the UK over the last decade, we are delighted to announce that this year we have finally extended our work up north. We are proud to be able to offer our public speaking and communication training to students across Yorkshire […]

SUSSEX ‘SPEAK OUT’ CHALLENGE FINAL 2022

SUSSEX ‘SPEAK OUT’ CHALLENGE FINAL 2022

May 24, 2022

After three years of training over 500 students across Sussex, we are delighted to host our first Sussex “Speak Out” Challenge! Final live onstage! Young speakers from across Sussex will take to the stage to share their views and opinions, competing for the title of Sussex “Speak Out” Challenge! Champion in Brighton on Wednesday 29th […]

WEST MIDLANDS ‘SPEAK OUT’ CHALLENGE FINAL 2022

WEST MIDLANDS ‘SPEAK OUT’ CHALLENGE FINAL 2022

April 22, 2022

The West Midlands Speak Out Challenge is back in Birmingham this year!   After some brilliant Digital Final events during the pandemic, we are delighted to once again host the challenge live onstage.   Young speakers from across the West Midlands will be sharing their views and opinions and competing for the title of West Midlands […]

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