Next entry: Saturday 13 January 2024.
From 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Age : 7-9, 10-12 AND 13-15
Skills : All levels
Location : University of Westminster (Marylebone)
How long : From 9:30 am - 11:30 am
When : Next entry: Saturday 13 January 2024.




      Frequency: Every Saturday. See calendar here.

      TimeFrom 9:30 am  until 11:30 am

      Attendance: Children are expected to attend on a weekly basis (rollover sessions are available in line with the selected package).

      Location: University of Westminster. 35 Marylebone Road. London. NW1 5LS.

      Tutor-Child Ratio: 1:12 (strictly minimum 5 children, maximum 12 children). We will offer you an alternative course if the course is fully booked or if the course does not open or if at any time,  for any reason during the term, there are fewer than five children enrolled until the end of the term.

      Resources for the sessionChildren will need to have access to stationery, including pens or pencils and paper.

      Non-contact registration and dismissal procedure: Children are registered and dismissed using our exclusive non-contact Security code system. Our registration and dismissal process takes place outside the venue. No exceptions.

      What is Debating & Public Speaking? Debating is a discussion on a particular matter in which opposing arguments are put forward. Public Speaking (also known as oratory) is the act of delivering a speech.

      What is the purpose of Debating & Public Speaking? The purpose of debating is to convince the opposition that one’s argument is right. The purpose of public speaking is to communicate clearly and effectively to an audience.

      The importance of learning Debating & Public Speaking at a young age: Debating & Public Speaking helps to develop fundamental critical thinking skills and the ability to make well-structured and reasoned arguments. It does allow children to participate confidently in a relevant conversation or even when delivering a presentation in any given environment. Nowadays, it is essential for children to learn how to put an argument together, how to listen and tolerate other people’s opinions, how to structure a counter-argument and how to put an argument forward with an aim to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

      Benefits of developing debating and oratory skills: Children develop skills on how to put an argument forward, how to listen and tolerate other people’s opinions, how to deconstruct an argument. We also stimulate children to be creative. We teach children to learn how to identify a problem and look for a solution. We also foster the development of resilience. Sometimes, some children tend to give up easily. We teach children that they need to try for alternate solutions to a given problem.

      About this course: This face-to-face course has been designed for children to enjoy, have fun and learn. Our Debating & Public Speaking Saturday courses are small to enable tutors and children greater scope for interaction, dialogue, questions and answers. We motivate children to develop their debating and public speaking skills while having fun.

       What we teach: Learn and consolidate fundamental principles of debating and public speaking. Effective critical thinking. Elaborating an argument, putting forward an argument, debating, negotiating and deconstructing an opposition argument. Developing dialogue and conversational skills. Persuasive techniques. Statement and connectives. Discussion and Decision making. Structuring a speech. Public Speaking techniques. Develop problem-solving skills, teamwork and resilience.

      Academic impact: Debating & Public Speaking helps children to consistently develop and improve the four fundamental English skills: speaking, listening reading and writing. Children start to acquire, understand and use new vocabulary that would eventually help to communicate in a more assertive and convincing manner. Equally, debating can also help children to improve their organisational and research skills which might also have a knock-on effect on their academic performance.

      Differentiation: We understand that ‘one size does not fit all‘. Therefore, our tutors and mentors differentiate the content of our sessions. We ensure that all children, regardless of their level of knowledge, are engaged at the appropriate level and pace.

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      We offer 10% siblings discount (from your second child onwards).

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