"We have already seen an improvement in our confidence and our ability to keep debates structures after your demonstration. The pupils want you back every week!"

Teacher, St Augustine's RC High School


Speak up Scotland is the ESU's training programme- aimed at bringing debating to state schools as a way to lessen the poverty-related attainment gap.


Through workshops and a national competition day, s1 and s2 pupils are challenged to think strategically, speak persuasively and engage confidently. 


If you're interested in taking part in this programme, get in touch with us here.


To donate to the programme, follow this link.


400 pupils

17 schools

10 local authorities

16 training sessions & 1 online workshop

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY  0131 475 2332 

Scottish charity number: SC000653


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