£120 + VAT & Booking Fee
In partnership with
Please note: This workshop is geared towards children in years 5-11
Debate Mate is a global education organisation that empowers young people with key 21st-century skills through debating. Intelligence Squared hosts debates and other discussions with the world’s leading speakers. With the vast majority of schools in the UK now closed, both organisations believe it is more important than ever to provide young people with the opportunity to connect with one another, engage with important issues and continue to learn and develop new skills.
As part of their commitment to young people across the country, Debate Mate and Intelligence Squared are pleased to be able to offer an innovative online debating programme for students of all debating backgrounds and abilities. Facilitated by expert communicators and world-champion debaters from Debate Mate, this programme comprises 3 X 90-minute live-streamed, interactive workshops for students to take part in from home during May half-term.
In small groups matching their age and debating experience, students will learn how to craft logical arguments, win over an audience, and the all-important skills of listening and responding to the case made by others. Following a series of high-energy ice-breakers and interactive debating activities, the programme will end with an exciting and competitive debate challenge.
Developed by expert debaters and experienced teachers, Debate Mate’s virtual programmes have been designed to:
Session one: Exploring fun ways to skilfully make an argument and the power of strong speaker style
Session two: The importance of structure in developing a clear argument, challenging and responding to the arguments of others
Session three: The format of a debate and Debate Challenge
As an educational organisation, the safety and wellbeing of young people continues to be Debate Mate’s top priority. You can view their Safeguarding Policy here and online Safeguarding Protocols here. In order to protect your child, Debate Mate has consulted with an online safety specialist to put in place a number of enhanced online safeguarding and security measures, which include: