Introducing the Cicero Cup!

We are so excited to launch our new junior debating programme, the Cicero Cup! Aimed at students in years four-six, the programme includes workshops, resources, teacher training and new national junior debating championships. For more details and to register visit the Cicero Cup web page.

Debate in the Philosophy Classroom 

Over the last few years, Noisy Classroom has been part of an Erasmus project on Philosophy and Debate. This was such an interesting opportunity to learn from philosophy teachers about the role of debate in philosophy and to share our expertise on making debate work in the classroom. The project has now concluded and the following resources are available:   A …

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Virtual Summer Schools

We have been busy running virtual courses in debating, public speaking and ESB preparation all summer. We love how easy it now is to work with students all around the world on zoom. We also run weekly courses during term times and intensive courses during other holidays so do get in touch if you’d like …

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Year 6-7 Transition Project

We are excited to be partnering with St Patrick’s RC High School in Manchester on their innovative transition project. Over the rest of the term we will be working with them and their partner primary schools, running debate workshops. This will be built upon next year with inter-school events and parent workshops. Debate challenges are …

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Bellevue Debating Challenge

The Noisy Classroom team have had a wonderful time working with ten schools from the Bellevue Education Trust over the last few months. We have run CPD sessions for their teachers, run a training day for their sixth formers to equip them to be judges chairs and done online workshops with year five and six …

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Launch of the International Oratory Festival

We are delighted to launch the first ever International Oratory Festival. This online festival will bring together students aged 5-18 from countries all over the globe to celebrate public speaking, acting, poetry and prose. To find out more and enter visit the new Oratory Festival website 

Working with the British Library

Alison and Debbie have greatly enjoyed working on a project with the British Library called “Speaking Out” This is a terrific resource that the library has put together with digitised recordings and transcripts of speeches throughout history and articles on oratory. Noisy Classroom has worked with the British Library to select five speeches to analyse, …

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