Registration for the Concern Debates Programme 2019-20 is now open!
Complete the registration form online by 30 August to receive discounted early bird entry rate of £60, or by 6 September for entry rate of £80.
Debates training is a great way to meet other debates schools in your area and learn some essential debating skills, from where to start your research to how to deliver that decisive argument. Several schools come together in one venue for a morning workshop.
It's an excellent way to introduce students to debating. It’s also a useful way to refresh your knowledge if you are already familiar with the debates.
If you need any more convincing why you, your pupils or your children should take part in the Concern Debates, here are just some of the skills that previous participants have said they gained from debating:
Learn to speak in public and in front of peers
Develop cognitive and language abilities, as well as skills in research and debating
Gain a deeper understanding of the global issues affecting millions of people
If you like what you’ve heard so far, please sign up below and a Concern member of staff will be in touch with further information.
New to Debating? Not sure how to structure your speech and gain top marks? Check out the students from Portmarnock Community School below and see our full playlist here.
Each video highlights where the students are getting marked and are a good introduction to get acquainted with the marking sheet.