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The English Speaking Union, Guildford

The Guide 2 Surrey 14/02/2017 Staff Writer   The ESU is a unique educational charity and membership organisation dedicated to helping people realise their potential through giving them the skills and confidence in communication to articulate their ideas and share them with others. Lori Winch-Johnson, Guildford and district Branch Chairman tells us more…   The Guildford and district branch of the English Speaking Union covers a wide area of schools in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, arranging competitions so that students have the opportunity to speak in public. Young people are full of ideas -their views matter, and programmes run by the English Speaking Union, like Discover Your Voice and debating training in junior schools, can help them to be effective and articulate communicators.  One of the key characteristics of debate is that candidates are put in a position where they need to think about a topic from multiple perspectives, and then consider the pros and cons of each.  Through challenging topics, and debate forums with helpful adjudication and constructive...

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