Topical Talk students can win stars for their work during the Festival. Stars are awarded when they show excellent use of the Topical Talk skills: speaking, listening, problem-solving and creativity.

These stars play a part in the Festival 2024 awards that are on offer for brilliant effort and excellent work over the ten weeks. See more here.


There are over 300 classes taking part in Festival 2024. Which students and classes have won the most stars so far?


Students from around the world have joined the discussion. Who has the most stars in each area?


Students in different year groups can take part in Festival 2024. Who is winning in each age category?

Class size

Some classes are much bigger than others so they might win more stars more easily. How are classes doing compared to others of a similar size?

School network

Some schools are part of a bigger group. What does the competition look like between them?