Boxing match debates are designed to give extra support to those pupils who need it. Choose your topic and divide the class into the blue corner and the red corner. Choose the pupil to send forward to “box” from each side. They should have a short quick fire exchange on the topic and when they are struggling ring the bell. Send them back to their corners where their classmates act as coaches, giving them ideas for what to say for the next round. You could also send a different pupil out who has been prepped by the “coaches”.