We believe everybody should have the skills, confidence and desire to speak in public, and are dedicated to helping people of all ages and levels achieve this.
We are a registered charity, and work in partnership with the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors – from prisons to schools, charities and community groups.
Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge! is available to every state secondary school in London and Essex.
The training scheme is offered to at least one group of 25 students from Year 10 (the school can opt to take more workshops if desired). The school decides which pupils will participate. Speakers Trust strongly recommends that the training is offered to a cross-section of students in the year.
The project is run throughout the year to coincide with the three school semesters although training may take place any time during the school year:
- North & North West London: Winter Term – September to December
- South London: Spring Term – January to March
- East London: Summer Term – April to June
- Essex: Spring to Summer Term – January to June
All Regional Finals commence at 6:30pm sharp and finish by 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Arts & Media School have won the Islington Regional Finals for the last two years running and will be looking to take the top spot for the third time so all support is welcome.
Keji was the winner in 2019 and Azana took the title in 2018.