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.
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.
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.
*** AUTUMN TERM CALENDAR (From 6 October until 15 December 2019) ***
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Mobile Communications: Debating New Technologies
|Sunday 13/10/2019||Sales and Marketing: How to Sell a Big Idea|
Human Rights Defence: Public Speaking to Save Lives
|Sunday 27/10/2019||***NO SESSIONS*** HALF-TERM BREAK
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The Right to Public Space in London
|Sunday 10/11/2019||The North and South divide: Planning Development|
The London Assembly: Tackling the Housing Crisis in London
|Sunday 24/11/2019||Where Have All the Children Gone? Children’s Play in the Capital|
A Growing Population: More Londoners Every Decade
|Sunday 08/12/2019||Freeing Culture and Learning in the City|
Transport in London, Strategising New Possibilities
We offer 10% siblings discount (from your second child onwards).
Individual sessions are charged at a flat rate of £60 per child/per session.