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Debating and Public Speaking classes and camps
Debating & Public Speaking for children aged 9- 14 in LondonPortrait of schoolchildren sitting in classroom and speaking with their teacher behind

DEBATING & PUBLIC SPEAKING SATURDAY CLASSES

£200.00£840.00

***SPRING TERM CLASSES WITH BRAND NEW TOPICS, PROJECTS AND DISCUSSIONS***

 

 

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 (From 18 January until 28 March 2020) ***

 

SESSION DATE

TOPIC

1 18/01/2020

Improving Public Speaking Skills

2

25/01/2020 Going Plant-based
3 01/02/2020

The Death Penalty

4

08/02/2020 No Examinations
5 15/02/2020

The Reality TV Influence

22/02/2020

***NO SESSIONS*** HALF-TERM BREAK

Click here to see our Science February Half-Term Camp

Click here to see our STEAM February Half-Term Camp

6

29/02/2020

London: The Polluted City

7 07/03/2020

Additional Runway

8

14/03/2020 Human Rights
9 21/03/2020

The Importance of Democracy

10

28/03/2020

Fox Hunting

 

 

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