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Debating & Public Speaking for Primary Schools 9.11.2022

This webinar for primary teachers will provide you with an overview of how to structure and facilitate Debating within your school and how to participate in an inter schools league. You will learn about the rules and protocols that are used in competitive Debating and how to introduce these to your students.

Insight will be offered on how to dissect a debating topic and how to begin to formulate your speeches. Hints and tips will be offered on how to structure your presentations and how to deliver your speeches to a high standard. Adjudication sheets and material will be shared with participants to give them a deeper understanding of what adjudicators look for.

Advice and guidance will also be offered on how to establish a Public Speaking competition within your class and school. All of these endeavours are fully transferable to Zoom and can be conducted fully on a virtual platform.

Learning the skills of Debating and Public Speaking is a skill for life and one that is highly beneficial moving forward to Secondary School were Classroom Based Assessments are a pivotal part of the Junior Cert Cycle.

Emma Mc Grath is a Primary School Teacher who has run a school of Speech and Drama for over 10 years. She produces several children’s productions each year and examines and adjudicates drama students at a national level. She believes Drama can offer a platform for the budding young actor along with the shyer child and both can gain and benefit from Drama equally.  

Course Properties

Course date 09-11-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date 09-11-2022 8:00 pm
Cut off date 09-11-2022 4:40 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Emma Mc Grath is a Primary School and Speech and Drama Teacher
Number Hours 1
Location ZOOM online

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