4:30PM - 6:30PM
4th February - 7th April
Formerly Term Debating Hawks
Debating Pelicans builds on the foundational knowledge developed in Debating Parrots (or our Debating Hummingbirds holiday program) and helps students take their skills to the next level.
Give students further exposure to the world of debating, including new skills and topic area briefings.
Provide students the opportunity to participate in at debates almost every week.
Allow students to practice their skills and receive feedback to help develop.
Formerly Term Debating Hawks
This program is meant for students with debating experience who want to develop their skills and really thrive within art form.
Utilising primarily ‘Policy’ based topics, this program takes an experiential learning perspective on debating. Students will learn new concepts every session, debate almost every week (and do practice speeches when a debate isn’t possible), and receive plenty of individualised feedback throughout the program.
This course is a wonderful way for students to take on some new speaking and analytical challenges, and continue to develop their skills throughout late primary school.
Our Debating Wombats course is an experienced level program.
Designed for students with formal coaching in debating, we recommend that students only enrol if they have:
Importantly, debating and public speaking are very different skills – attending a public speaking program with us, or participating in a public speaking program at school, doesn’t really prepare students for this workshop – they would be better off giving out Debating Parrots program a try.
Over the course of the term, students will have the opportunity to:
Our Term Debating Hawks is a modular program – this means that rather than prescribe what coaches will teach over a term, we instead give them a wide range of session that they are able to pick and choose from, depending on the skill level, experience and general preferences of the group that they are teaching.
That said, students will:
Our classes vary in size every term depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Debating Pelicans class is around eight students with one coach.
If there aren’t any spots left, it’s usually because we’ve hit capacity, but may also be the result of a miscommunication with the coaching college – please get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do about either opening an extra class, fitting your child into the existing class, or putting you on a waitlist in case any students pull out!
After each program, students will go home with:
If you’re interested in doing another term program, we generally recommend that students attend our Debating Pelicans program a few times – given it’s modular nature, the program necessarily changes from term to term, meaning students are very welcome to spend a multiple terms learning new skills!
My child attended his first term program with Speaking Schools Sydney and loved it. He found the way Tennyson teaches was easy to follow and fun. He looks up to his coach not just a debating expert but also a big brother who has other many talents.
As a parent, I found the coach and the Speaking School team have always been friendly and helpful. They look after each child's needs for development and engage the children very well.
Thank you Tennyson, Mark, Chris and the Speaking Schools Sydney team!
Great teachers, loved seeing how engaged the teachers were and hearing the warm, positive feedback they gave participants presenting to parents on the final day.