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London Junior Debating League, Avanti House

Godolphin and Latymer run and Chair a Debating League that provides an opportunity for Year 7 and 8 students to learn and develop the skills of debating and for Sixth Form students to develop skills as coaches and judges. Initially the students attend a workshop where they learn the rules and basic skills of debating, assisted by sixth form students, and then they take part in a competition against other secondary schools.

Aims

The aims are:

To provide year 7 and 8 students with an introduction to competitive interschool debating

To provide Y12 and 13 students with an opportunity to take on leadership roles by assisting with coaching teams and judging competitions.

To build debating links between local schools, and particularly between the maintained and the independent sector.

Resources

School facilities and resources

Teaching and non-teaching time

Pupil Involvement

Y7 and Y8 students

Sixth Form students as coaches and judges

Frequency

Ongoing