Primary Debating at Latymer Upper (Belmont Primary)

Partner: Belmont Primary School, Chiswick, London
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Volunteering

This project has been running since 2009 and involves up to 50 pupils in Y6 from 12 local primary schools. Primary Debating commences annually after October half term and runs until the Easter holidays. The course involves the same Y6 pupils throughout and is taught exclusively by Latymer Upper School (LUS) lower sixth students. The course culminates in an inter-school ‘Grand Debating Competition’ at the end of the spring term when a cup is presented to the winners. Staff from the primary schools are invited to accompany the pupils to learn how to coach debating skills in their own schools. Almost all schools return year after year.

Pupil involvement

Around 8-10 L6 students volunteer as coaches and run this project.

Frequency and duration

Weekly