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***SOUTH KENSINGTON*** DEBATING & PUBLIC SPEAKING SATURDAY CLASSES

£200.00£840.00

***BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR OUR SPRING AND SUMMER TERM CLASSES WITH NEW PROJECTS***

 

 

Age: 9 to 14 (children are grouped according to their age and skills level).

 

Location:  Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS. (Contact us on +4475 3522 5432 should you need directions on where to find us).

 

 

Skills Level: All levels of knowledge are welcome

 

When: Saturday classes from 2:25 pm to 4:25 pm.

 

Start: Join us any Saturday during the term.

 

We continue fostering successful learners by putting the power of Debating & Public Speaking into the minds and hands of children.

 

We offer an exclusive opportunity to learn and develop Debating & Public Speaking skills with specialists in the field. Children are encouraged to explore and develop their skills in an environment that is conducive to learning while having fun.

 

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Extra-curricular impact: the development of skills for life

Over the last five years, we noticed that parents tend to be more focused on consistently getting their children to develop solid skills that would enable them to communicate in a clear, structured and concise way. Most parents appear to be eager to get their children to develop their speaking skills and ability to express themselves verbally in front of a group which also helps to build confidence, resilience and teamwork.

The emphasis is on fun, yet we inspire learning about concepts through dialogue and questioning.

 

Topics include:

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.

 

 

***SPRING TERM CALENDAR (10 SESSIONS FROM 12 JANUARY UNTIL 30 MARCH 2019*** 

 

6. Sat.16/02/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

 

Sat.23/02/2019 – NO SESSION. HALF-TERM (click here to see our February Science Camp or click here for the STEM Camp)

 

7. Sat.02/03/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

8. Sat.09/03/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

9. Sat.16/03/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

* Sat.23/03/2019. ***NO SESSION. TRAINING DAY FOR THE STAFF***

10. Sat.30/03/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

*** CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR SCIENCE, STEM AND DEBATING EASTER CAMPS 2019 ***

 

 

***SUMMER TERM CALENDAR (10 SESSIONS FROM 27 APRIL UNTIL 13 JULY 2019***

 

1. Sat.27/04/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

2. Sat.04/05/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

3. Sat.11/05/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

* Sat.18/05/2019. ***NO SESSION. TRAINING DAY FOR THE STAFF***

4. Sat.25/05/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

 

Sat.01/06/2019 – NO SESSION. HALF-TERM (click here to see our May Science Camp)

 

5. Sat.08/06/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

6. Sat.15/06/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

7. Sat.22/06/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

8. Sat.29/06/2019. ***NO SESSION. TRAINING DAY FOR THE STAFF***

9. Sat.06/07/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

10. Sat.13/07/2019. Baden Powell House. 65-67 Queens Gate. SW7 5JS.

 

*** CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR SUMMER CAMPS 2019 ***

 

 

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

Individual sessions are charged at a flat rate of £60 per child/per session.

 

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Need help with your booking or want more information, call us on

Tel 020 7769 6732/ 0753 522 5432