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English Speaking Board (International) Ltd. is delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 Young Speakers of the Year Showcase. The successful learners have been invited with their families, teachers and assessors to attend the event where they will perform their winning poem, reading or presentation.

Out of almost 30,000 students who took ESB assessments across 2017/18, twelve students have been selected as winners in recognition of their outstanding oracy skills.

The 2018 Young Speakers of the Year are:

Ethan Campbell
Elmhurst School for Boys, London

Karris Chappell
Bruton School for Girls, Bruton

Lilian Bingham
St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College, Bradford

Simran Sajan
Moreton Hall, Oswestry

Sebastian Clarke
Broomfield House School, Surrey

Charlie Cook
Hartismere School, Suffolk

Sam Colyer
Plymouth Grove Primary School, Manchester

Charlotte Scurr
Carleton House Prep School, Liverpool

Rosie Spence
Bricklehurst Manor School, East Sussex

Alice Beveridge
Westholme School, Blackburn

Hannah McKee
Bolton School, Bolton

Sophie Norman
Epsom College, Surrey

Our Burniston Bell award is awarded to a teacher who has shown outstanding commitment to ESB in their centre. They are nominated by our assessors.

The 2018 Burniston Bell winner is:

Christine Faithful
Abbey Gate College, Chester

Our Spirit of ESB award category recognises and encourages the potential of all learners, in line with the views of our Founder, Christabel Burniston, who believed that communication skills inspire confidence in every individual. Our Spirit of ESB winners will be revealed in the coming weeks. They are nominated by their teachers.

The 2018 Young Speakers of the Year Showcase is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront on Saturday, 17th November.

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