We're delighted to be launching the second year of our ground-breaking Up for Debate programme for state secondary schools in England, working with the PiXL Edge. The programme includes a full 8-16 lesson scheme of work for Key Stage 3, leading to our national Up for Debate competition for Year 9s. Contact alice@noisyclassroom.com for more information.

Up for Debate Website: the new Up for Debate website will be launching here right at the start of the Spring Term 2017. In the mean time, all the scheme of work and competition resources are available on PiXL's Huddle site. If you're already signed up for Up for Debate, and would like to help test some of the video content to make sure it's streaming well into schools, contact harold@noisyclassroom.com.

For Primary Schools

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Take a look at our ideas and resources for incorporating Speaking & Listening activities into your work with primary school pupils:

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Floor speaker in the food debate

Computers are better than books

Watch primary pupils from Hackney debate the motion "This House believes that computers are better than books".

Book Training

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Harness the power of noise!

Our workshop days can introduce your staff to a range of strategies for encouraging constructive noise in the classroom. Read more ...

For Secondary Schools

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Person asking a question

Here are some of our ideas and resources for getting started with exciting Speaking & Listening activities in secondary schools:

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Proposition speakers in the Romeo and Juliet debate

Preparing a debate

Watch a mix of KS4 and A-level students go through the stages of preparing a debate with international debate champion Mel Pope.

Book Training

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Targeted packages

From whole staff CPD days to workshops with individual departments or single teachers, our highly experienced trainers can structure a package to suit you. Read more ...


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