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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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The 3rd International Oratory Festival: 9-19 May 2024

Do you love words? Do you like to meet new people from around the world? Do you like to think differently? If you do, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ll be holding Zoom events in a range of time zones from Thursday 9 May to Sunday 19 May, 2024. If you’re between the ages of 6 and 18, you can enter our friendly competition by reading the words of great writers in Poetry Recital from MemoryProse Reading, Solo Acting or Shakespeare Sonnet. Treat us to your original work in Your Original Poetry, or wow us with your original oratory in our public speaking categories Sharing with an AudiencePresenting an ArgumentSpeaking to Inform or Impromptu. Or keep us up to date with news in your area by giving us a Live News Report.

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.

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