Cicero Cup 2024 – registration is open

Registration is now open for the 2024 Cicero Cup. Sign up your school for our Junior School Debating Programme for children aged 8-11 and get the debate started! With resources and CPD included and options for pupil workshops and internal competitions available,  we hope to have your school involved. Click here to find out more.

Debate Challenges

‘Tis the season of the Debate Challenge! There have been some marvellous events in Manchester, Reading, Hampshire, Enfield, Surrey and Kilburn. Challenges run with BPET, Bellevue Education, Enfield schools and St Patrick’s Centre of Education Excellence have seen primary and secondary students represent their schools in inter-school competitions. We continue to be so impressed with …

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Cicero Cup Finals

The first Cicero Cup finals day was a huge success! Linklaters were wonderful hosts for the day and the children did very well speaking in the large auditorium. Our judges Baroness Blower, Laurence Lee, Jack Gamble and our Linklaters volunteers inspired the pupils by talking about how they used debating skills in politics, journalism, advocacy …

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Cicero Cup Heats results

We have now finished all of the heats for the Cicero Cup. We have been so impressed with the quality of debate across all of the heats. It was a hard job for our judges to pick these eight teams to win their rounds: Broomfield House School St Stephen’s Primary Eaton Square Prep School St …

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Standards high in the Cicero Cup

Yesterday pupils from Ibstock Place School, St Stephen’s Primary School, Bromfield House School, Garfield Primary School and Notting Hill and Ealing Junior School made debating history in the first ever heats of the first Cicero Cup! The standard of debate was superb as the teams addressed the motions “This house would abolish the monarchy” and …

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