5:30PM - 7:30PM
7th February - 10th April
A weekly program that combines practice debates nearly every week with a range of theoretical sessions to help high school students develop their debating skills even further.Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Allow experienced students to practice their skills in debates on a range of topics.
Provide theory sessions on multiple topics, tailored to the interests and needs of the particular group.
Give students plenty of opportunities to present and receive individualised feedback.
Bookings for Term #1 2024 are now open!
Practice Debates is modular in nature and does not have any particular focus in any given term.
It focuses on providing students with various opportunities to practice their debating skills and supplementing this with theory sessions and debriefs that provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop even further.
Our Practice Debates course is an experienced-level program for Year 7 – 9 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, or participating in a public speaking program at school, doesn’t prepare students for this workshop. Instead, they would be better off giving our Debating Club term program or our Foundations of Debating holiday 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!
Over the course of the term, students will have the opportunity to:
Our Practice Debates program is a modular program.
This means that instead of prescribing 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 students actually present in their class.
That said, students will:
My daughter had a great time and learnt her strengths, as well as what to improve on. She also learnt it's okay to be funny when she debates and to listen more to improve rebutting. A good camp for learning and fun!
Very professional and organised, great teaching staff, and my daughter was thrilled to see one of her school debating coaches. Thank you all very much!
After our Term #4 programs...
of Year 7 - 9 students surveyed really enjoyed attending the program
of Year 7 - 9 students surveyed felt a lot more confident in their ability
of Year 7 - 9 students surveyed noticed that their manner improved
of Year 7 - 9 students surveyed were keen to come back again next time