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English Speaking Union Scotland

Speak Up Scotland !

In partnership with Scottish Schools Debating an initiative to encourage debating in Scotland's deprived schools. Aimed at S1 & S2 pupils it will use workshops & competitions to help young people develop greater confidence and attain core life skills
Charity Registration No: ​SC000653

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Speak Up Scotland!

Speak Up Scotland! Is a new initiative being jointly organised by the English-Speaking Union in Scotland and Scottish Schools Debating. The two charities are joining forces in a project which will encourage debating in Scotland's more deprived schools, through a series of workshops, competitions and a summer camp, with a target group of S1 and S2 pupils. The purposes of the project are to boost confidence in oral communication skills among less privileged young people, thus articulating with the Scottish Governments stated intentions to close the poverty-related attainment gap; we also believe that, through widening access to debating, in time the overall quality of Scottish Schools debating will be improved at national and international level.

Similar projects have achieved evidence-based success in England and in the United States, and we are hopeful that by harnessing the expertise of school coaches, university debaters and other teachers we can change the lives of many Scottish young people and give them a new voice.

The project, which, if successful, will run over a two year cycle, will involve the hard work and input of both the administrative staff of the English-Speaking Union and many volunteers. We hope that you will consider supporting the project financially. Any donation will be very much appreciated! So please help us to get more of Scotland's young people to speak up!

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Angus Maciver

4 months ago

Debating gave me a fantastic start in my career - levelling the confidence playing field between state and private schools.

£300.00

+ £75 Gift Aid

Scott Meikleham

4 months ago

A very worthy cause!

£20.00

Catherine Smith

1 year ago

What a brilliant idea!

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

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Hazel Stevenson

1 year ago

Great initiative and happy to donate Cameron. Best of luck

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

1 year ago

About the charity

English Speaking Union Scotland
English Speaking Union Scotland

Our work focuses on running programmes and competitions that enable young people, to access the skills of oracy for confidence-building, critical thinking and rigorous argument that will empower them to find their voices in society and develop the essential life skills that can allow them to realise their full potential.

Charity Registration No: ​SC000653

http://www.esuscotland.org.uk

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