We deliver programmes in partnership with public and private sector organisations with a shared belief in the power of public speaking.
Jack Petchey’s Speak Out Challenge! is our flagship programme. It is delivered in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation and involves 20,000 young people every year. This longstanding programme offers free communication skills training to Year 10 students in every state school in London and Essex. In addition to taking part in a transformative, full day workshop, selected students are invited to participate in the world’s largest public speaking competition for young people, culminating in a Grand Final in London’s West End. The aim of the programme is to amplify young people’s voices by building confidence, developing skills and creating platforms for them to share their stories and ideas.
We are a key delivery partner for the Tree Council’s national Young Tree Champions programme – empowering children and young adults to speak up for trees and nature. Speakers Trust is delivering a package of teacher training, volunteer support, resources, and full day workshops to schools across the UK - giving students from 8-16 the confidence and skills they need to share their passion for and connection with the environment. Student speeches will be filmed and shared at a digital Festival event in the summer of 2021.
Speakers Trust and Royal Museums Greenwich have partnered to deliver a national oracy programme inspired by the iconic Armada Portrait. Picture Yourself Speaking provides secondary schools in South Yorkshire, Essex and the East Midlands with teacher training, cross-curricular resources, student workshops.. The workshops explore the themes and history of an iconic piece of cultural heritage and empower students to create and deliver a speech inspired by those themes.
We deliver Regional Speak Out Challenge programmes in regions across England in partnership with local organisations. These programmes are funded by local education and philanthropic organisations allowing us to offer free communication skills training to Year 10 students in specific regions. As well as a transformative full day workshops, selected students participate in a progressive competition, reaching their potential and inspiring thousands of people with their speeches. Our aim is to amplify young people’s voices by building confidence, developing skills and creating platforms for young people to share their stories and ideas. Please do get in touch if you would be interested in sponsoring a programme in your region.
This global programme is delivered as part of Climate Action: Race to Zero: In collaboration with the UK High Level Climate Champions team for COP26.
It gives young people a voice in the climate change debate. They can take part in training online or in person and upload a video of their speech about climate change to our online platform. The project will culminate in a TEDx style event where young people will share their ideas in front of a live audience of peers, decision makers and members of the public.
Speak Up, delivered in schools across the West Midlands, in partnership with HSBC UK, makes a huge difference in the lives of young people and HSBC volunteers. We deliver public speaking and communication skills training in person and online with support from HSBC UK volunteers. The project culminates with young people being given the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas at youth public speaking events.
We deliver one-off workshops for organisations across the country. The workshops are a fun, interactive days of learning, confidence building and presentation skills for any young person. We work with youth panels, schools, youth groups, work experience students and beneficiaries of other charities.