Welcome to the Noisy Classroom, now in our 12th year supporting the use of speaking and listening in the classroom. Our aim is to help teachers use a range of debate, discussion, dialogue, role play and enquiry as part of the Noisy Learning experience.

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Enter now for this year's Cicero Cup!

An exciting debating programme for 8-11 year olds. Develop oracy, confidence and critical thinking through our debate training and championships for pupils in years 4-6.

Pupil workshops

A half-day or full-day workshop for classes or year groups, from new debaters to skilled orators.


Teams of 3 to 6 pupils represent your school in one of our live rounds, or online from anywhere in the UK.

CPD for teachers

Training and resources for staff, to help you in the Cicero Cup and build debate with all pupils at your school.

If you are enjoying using this website to support oracy and debate in your classroom, there are even more ideas available in our book “The Noisy Classroom: Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools”. Available on amazon or through your favourite bookseller.

Noisy Manifesto

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