We deliver programmes in partnership with public and private sector organisations with a shared belief in the power of public speaking.
Thanks to our various generous partners most of our regional Speak Out Challenges are free. Register your interest HERE to find out if your school is eligible to host a free workshop.
More than a quarter of a million young people have taken part in Speak Out Challenge, our flagship oracy programme. The Challenge is an enrichment programme for state secondary schools consisting of one full-day public speaking workshops for Year 10 students that lead to TedX-style events where young people share their ideas and perspectives with their peers and a wider audience. The programme increases young people's confidence, and essential speaking and listening skills. It is a great complement to GCSE Speaking and Listening and is supported by Speak Out Academy, our home of digital learning resources.
We deliver Regional Speak Out Challenge programmes across England in partnership with local organisations. Please do get in touch if you would be interested in getting involved or supporting a programme in your region.
Jack Petchey’s Speak Out Challenge! is our largest and oldest Speak Out Challenge and is available to all state schools in London and Essex. The programme is delivered annually in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation and involved over 30,000 young people last year. The programme offers free one day interactive public speaking workshops to Year 10 and is an ideal enrichment opportunity supporting GCSE Speaking and Listening.
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 excited to be partnering with renowned cultural centres across London to deliver Culturally Speaking, fully funded by City of London and the Kusuma Trust. This programme is developed for young people in care, young carers, refugees and young people who attend schools in the twelve inner London Borough with 25% or more Free School Meals.
Some of our cultural partners include: Guildhall Art Gallery, Keats House, London Metropolitan Archives, Museum of London Docklands and The Museum of the Order of St John.
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.