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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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Dukes Debating Festival

We were delighted to support Dukes Education as they held their inaugural Debating Festival at Eaton Square School yesterday, involving twelve of their schools. Noisy Classroom trainers Jack and Daniele ran workshops for the pupils on the rules of debate, forming arguments, rebuttal and style. Inter-school debates can be a marvellous focus for oracy in …

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Summer opportunities

We are continuing to offer online tuition to individuals and small groups and we are now taking bookings for the summer holidays. Whether you want an hour a week or a more intensive course, we’d be delighted to work with you so get in touch. We are currently working with children as young as eight …

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Primary Debating in Enfield

We are so pleased to be back in Enfield working with primary schools on their debating. Heather has run two workshops and a competition heats day so far and the semi-finals are being held at Wilbury School next week. So far the pupils have debated whether reptiles make good pets, whether superheroes are good role …

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PiXL Primary Oracy Progress Map

Noisy Classroom always love to work in partnership with the PiXL Club and this term we have been working with PiXL Primary to develop an Oracy Progress Map. This useful tool will help teachers to identify their pupil’s skill levels and see where they need to get to next. It covers five strands of oracy …

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Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group – Speak for Change Inquiry final report

Today, the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group has published its final Speak for Change Inquiry report which highlights the devastating impact of the pandemic on the already marked spoken ‘language gap’ between disadvantaged students and their peers.    The ability to communicate effectively is an essential ingredient to both success in school and beyond. The Inquiry …

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PiXL Debate Stimulus Sheets

If we really want to make a difference to students’ speaking and listening skills, we have to see oracy and debate as cross-curricular concerns and not just something for English and Drama teachers. That’s why we were so delighted to take on the commission from the PiXL Club to develop 160 Debate Stimulus Sheets covering …

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