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Oracy Through Debate - Advanced

Oracy Through Debate - Advanced

This is a workshop series developed specifically for Years 9-10. Activities and lessons are pitched appropriately for the age group, with more advanced skills developed than what you would find in our Intermediate series. With clear links to the national curriculum spoken language requirements, these workshops provide KS3-4 students with an excellent foundation in oracy which can be directly translated into classroom activity. We can tailor workshops to meet your schools requirements or current topic or curriculum areas of focus. 

Schools can request any of the workshops offered below as a stand-alone session, or combine two or more for a full-day or longer programme of activity leading to a capstone debate day, supporting your students to showcase their new skills and put oracy on the map in your school.

Workshop length: workshops last 2.5 hours (but multiple options can be combined to create a full-day programme)

Delivery: ESU oracy experts

Pricing: From £325 for half-day or £900 for a series of three.

Please get in touch to discuss specific requirements

Teenage boy in school uniform standing up and speaking on stage, while two other young people sit at the table next to him.

Workshop 1 - Oracy and Debating

This workshop is a fun introduction to debating with learning taking place through a series of interactive and low-stake debating games.

Capstone Activity: What is a fair wage? 

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Workshop 2 - Preparing for a Debate

This workshop takes the learning explored in Oracy and Debating further, with more in-depth preparation for debating, including introductions to debate-specific terminology. Activities involve higher-level thinking, and develop or advance prior learning. Schools do not need to have engaged with Workshop 1 in the series for this workshop to have impact, and it can be delivered as a stand-alone session.

Capstone Activity: Mace style debate on ‘What is a fair wage?’

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Workshop 3 - A facilitated Mace Debate

At Advanced level we offer two options for this workshop:

Option 1: A mock Mace Debate involving short prep, practice and performance. No advanced preparation needed.

Option 2: A full Mace Debate involving long prep and longer term intervention from the school. ESU only facilitates the event, providing judging, feedback & support. 

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