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 the 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 in 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 deliver public speaking workshops for both young people and adults, designed to build confidence and empower people to speak with confidence.
Our workshops designed for young people are a fun, interactive day of learning, confidence building and presentation skills for any young person. We have worked with schools, major charities and small youth groups, both as a means to build essential life skills and to enable young people to act as ambassadors or a youth panel for charities.
Our workshops for adults focus on building the skills needed to speak with impact in the workplace, whether it is a presentation or a key note speech. We know that many adults fear public speaking, and offer fun interactive workshops and individual coaching to help people overcome this fear and give talks that people want to listen to.
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.
This global programme was delivered as part of Climate Action: Race to Zero: In collaboration with the UK High Level Climate Champions team for COP26.
It gave young people a voice in the climate change debate. They took part in training online and in person and uploaded a video of their speech about climate change to our online platform. The project culminated in a TEDx style event where young people shared their ideas in front of a live audience of peers, decision makers and members of the public.