Debating season off to a flying start
Pupils have been getting ready for this year’s Debate Mate competition by brushing up their discussion skills during after school practice sessions.
Education charity, Debate Mate, runs debating clubs set up to help pupils develop confidence, interpersonal communication skills and higher order thinking; equipping them to become exceptional young leaders.
The programme includes three weeks of competition against other schools in the area (known as the Urban Debate League) and culminates in the Debate Mate Cup, a full day debating competition. Pupils interested in joining the scheme should talk to Ms Fletcher.
More information on Debate Mate can be found on www.debatemate.org