A group of 23 Year 9 students took park in Discover Your Voice debate training on Friday 29th June. These keen talkers had a series of morning activities to help their reasoning, providing evidence to back up a point and listening and response skills. This included playing Ma Ma Moo Election, a game where you have to get elected varying tone and pitch but only using the words ‘Ma, Ma, Moo’! It’s amazing how much you can convey using pitch, tone and body language!
We learnt about the Extended Mace format for debating and in the afternoon had a chance to put our skills into practice! There were two motions:
The ideas certainly sparked controversy and debate! All too soon, preparation time was over and it was time to push aside those nerves and put all the skills to use.
Some feedback for the day included:
‘Debating training was a really good day, it will be useful for ‘learning how to present ourselves’.
‘The day helped me develop my confidence and skills in debating.’
‘I’m planning on going to 6th form after GCSEs, and this day made me more confident.’
I would like to extend my thanks to NEACO who fully funded the day and also our brilliant Discover Your Voice mentor Esther who was so engaging and dynamic. I also need to mention our brilliant students who learnt so much and participated so well- well done!
I am hoping to start a formal debating club from September. If you are interested in our next training event or debate club, see Mrs Bouttell in WS06.
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Here at Sprowston Community Academy we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|RS/Phil. & Eth.||https://twitter.com/SCHS_RS|