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Debating Workshops in Stoke

Last week we were at St Mary’s Primary School in Stoke on Trent. We spent two days delivering debating workshops for all of the students in years five and six, and then all of the staff came together for a twilight CPD session focussing on the ways in which they can embed oracy and debating …

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PiXL Up For Debate Teacher Training

After launching the 3rd year of PiXL’s Up For Debate programme this Summer, we’ve been holding teacher training sessions across the country. Over 150 teachers have attended training sessions in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, London and Manchester. This year’s competition looks to be the biggest yet, with over 220 schools having registered so far… We …

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Whole School Oracy Training

We held a very successful whole school oracy CPD session for staff at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School last week. The session looked at current oracy research, best practice from other schools, oracy strategies for the classroom, and ways to embed debating within lessons. Staff attending really got stuck in, trying out activities and engaging …

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North Downs Celebration Day

On Friday July 14th Noisy Classroom hosted a Debating Celebration Day at The Beacon School, near Sutton. This event was the culmination of the debating project we have been running in 11 schools across the North Downs Partnership. Over forty students came together for the celebration day. Teams from local primary schools debated the place of …

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Up For Debate Masterclasses

The 8 schools who will be taking part in the PiXL Up For Debate Final came to London for a residential debating masterclass trip on May 12th and 13th. Our @PiXLUpforDebate finalists have a message for you! Thank you @noisyclassroom – until July! — PiXLEdge (@PiXLEdge) May 13, 2017 They took part in workshops that …

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Up For Debate Manchester Heat

The fourth and final heat of the competition took place at Manchester Grammar School today. Teams debated the two prepared topics before debating banning child beauty pageants in the impromptu round. The Elizabethan Academy  and Bishops' Blue Coat High School took part in the regional final, debating whether or not politicians should be paid the …

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