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.
The emphasis is on fun, yet we inspire learning about concepts through dialogue and questioning.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT TOPICS AND/OR THE ORDER OF TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE***
Monday 1 April: What is Debating and Public Speaking?
In our first session of the Easter Camp, children will be introduced to debating and public speaking. They will discuss what debating and public speaking involve and when and where debating and public speaking might be used by analysing videos of some key public figures.
Tuesday 2 April: Pollution and the Environment
Using the environment as our context, children will adopt the role of committee members on a council board faced with making important decisions about preventing pollution in London. They will then progress to debating alternatives to plastic and more.
Wednesday 3 April: A Greener Future
Following on from the previous session, children will consider ways to implement a plan for a greener London. Children will evaluate and discuss what current policy states and will be tasked with presenting their ideas to the class.
Thursday 4 April: Animals
In this session, your child will learn about the use of animals in scientific research. Children will be divided into two teams, either as a scientific research facility or an animal rights group. Children will also consider the importance of endangered animals and more.
Friday 5 April: Out of Space Exploration
The final session of the week will consider the benefits of out-of-space exploration. Analysing and debating the many technological benefits which space exploration has provided is pitted against the high government costs and lives lost in outer space exploration.
We offer 10% discount on siblings booking.
Any days booked individually will be charged at £90.00 per child.