All courses run 9.00 am - 12.00 pm BST - UK Time
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Ages: 8 to 16 years old
Become a Young Debater in just 4 days. Develop communication, confidence and critical thinking skills, supported by our world-class university mentors. Perfect for children who are new to Debate Mate.
Learn the fundamentals of debating in a fun, supportive virtual environment! Students will work alongside peers from around the world to develop their communication, confidence and critical thinking skills, supported by our world-class university mentors. The first two days of the Summer Camp will see students develop their persuasive speaking abilities through a range of activities designed to improve their confidence and communication skills. They will also learn how to challenge the ideas of others through rebuttal and points of information. After completing their first debate, students will learn advanced debate techniques such as stakeholder analysis and argument generation using the PERMS technique. On the final day of the Summer Camp, students will design their own debate motions and choose one as the topic of their final debate! Please note, this Camp is for children who are new to Debate Mate.
”I am so excited to mentor the Debate Like a World Champion summer camp this year because I absolutely love debating. Throughout my time at university, I have come to realise the importance of argument generation and public speaking. I cannot wait to share my knowledge with everyone and hope to see you soon!”
”I am so excited to teach our Debating summer camps this year as I am incredibly passionate about debating and the crucial skills it teaches - such as critical thinking, public speaking and managing disagreements, just to name a few! I have worked with Debate Mate for over 3 years now, and can’t wait to share everything I have learnt with the fantastic students who join the camp. See you there!”
”I can’t wait to teach our Debate Like A World Champion Summer Camp this year! I’m very excited to share some of the insights I’ve picked up from both my degree and through being the President of the University of Birmingham's debating society!”
”Having been a Debate Mate mentor for almost 3 years now, I have had the privilege of teaching numerous students how to debate! I can't wait to nurture the confidence, critical-thinking and communication skills of more students this summer.”
Our debating clubs are designed to help students of all levels of experience between the ages of 8-18. 83% of our students reported they feel more confident speaking up in class since joining Debate Mate.
Our sessions run for one hour at the same time each week. You can choose the day of your club from the time slots available.
All of our staff are trained in child safeguarding practices and have Enhanced DBS Checks completed prior to working with us.
Your child will develop the fundamental skills necessary to debate using a range of group activities and games.
We understand if you change your mind and we are pleased to offer a full refund if you change your mind after the first session.
Each session is an hour-long. We do ask that you log in to the session 5-10 minutes early to resolve any technical issues.
Don’t worry, we will give you a full refund if your child does not want to continue beyond the first session.
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We understand if you change your mind and we are pleased to offer a full refund if you change your mind after the first session. You can request a refund by contacting us here . We ask that if you have any issues with the session or are unhappy at the level of service, to contact us and we will do our best to resolve the problem.