5:30PM - 7:30pm
7th February - 10th April
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.Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Give students further exposure to the world of debating, including new skills and topic area briefings.
Provide students with the opportunity to participate in debates almost every week.
Allow students to practice their skills and receive feedback to help develop.
Bookings for Term #1 2024 are now open!
Debating Pelicans is modular in nature and has no particular focus in any given term.
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.
Our Debating Pelicans course is an experienced-level program for Year 5 & 6 students.
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 (such as Public Speaking Penguins or Public Speaking Honeyeaters), or participating in a public speaking program at school, doesn’t really prepare students for this workshop – they would be better off giving our Debating Parrots program a try.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child, or check out our video below to see how our term program progressions work!
Our Debating Pelicans course 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 content that they can pick and choose from, depending on the skill level, experience and general preferences of the group that they are teaching.
That said, students will:
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!
They take customer satisfaction seriously. Promptly return and clarified my queries. I'm glad I'm with a well established school with clear policies and procedures in place, not to mention great syllabus and content covered. A pleasant partnership in training my children.
After our Term #4 programs...
of Year 5 - 6 students surveyed enjoyed themselves
of Year 5 - 6 students surveyed noticed an improvement in their overall speaking skills
of Year 5 - 6 students surveyed felt more confident as a speaker
of Year 5 - 6 students surveyed wanted to come back again next time