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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 […]

Online Learning launched

Online Learning launched

May 19, 2021

“Over the last few years, we have supported over twenty five thousand young people annually. Over the next few years, we have the opportunity to reach every single young person in the UK” This is the opportunity provided to Speakers Trust by Education Technology or #EDTech. The pandemic has forced us all to rethink how […]

The lost art of speaking out loud!

The lost art of speaking out loud!

May 4, 2021

Back in 1858, when the modern public exam system was first developed, educators needed to work out how they would assess the increasing number of students.

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