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Your Donation

Your donation helps fund our work in schools in disadvantaged areas and with individuals – at home and overseas – who would otherwise be unable to participate in our programmes.

  • £65 enables a child to take part in Discover Debating, our primary school programme which develops communication skills and confident communicators
  • £150 funds up to three teachers to develop their oracy teaching skills, ensuring a sustainable approach in their school to oracy teaching and learning
  • £600 funds a preparatory workshop to support pupils and their teachers to develop their public speaking and debating skills in preparation for our national competitions,

Thank you

Our children have lots to say but often they don’t have the tools with which to say it. Discover Debating gives them those tools.


Teacher, St Mary’s School

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