• Relevant for:
  • Date:
    Annual secondary (KS3&4) school public speaking/oracy competition (registration shuts for 2021-22 academic year on 01 October 2021)
  • Cost:

The competition is closed for this year; registration will open again in June 2022 for the 2022-23 season.

The prestigious ESU-Churchill Public Speaking Competition, sponsored by the International Churchill Society, is the largest such contest in England and Wales, with around 400 teams (each comprising a speaker, questioner and a chairperson). The different roles allow students to practise and excel in different skill sets, and the competition’s unique format, which pairs the speaker from one school with the chair and questioner of another, encourages quick thinking and relationship building. Most of all it’s fun, and a great way for students to develop their oracy skills in a friendly, supportive environment.

“The Public Speaking Competition gave me the confidence that I could do things on a national scale.”  (Michael Crick: TV Journalist & Author)

  • £45 is the main entry cost per team
  • £25 per team for schools with higher than either 20% FSM or 20% EAL
  • Fee waivers can be considered in cases of real need

The fee is per team (3 from a squad of 5 that can be rotated between rounds).   A school can enter up to two teams.

Four rounds; first on Zoom and the other three in person.

ESU-Churchill PSC Student Handbook ESU-Churchill PSC Teacher Handbook ESU Competitions - Key Date Chart

Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/esu2021reg

ESU Competitions - Costings and Structure