Our Programmes

 
 

Durham After-School and lunchtime cLUBS

We currently work with 6 schools in and around Durham City, delivering cost-free debating clubs with the aim of learning formal debating and learning about current affairs.

  • 10 week programme (November 2018 - March 2019)

  • Delivered by top mentors - all Durham University students

  • Taught British-Parliamentary Format

  • Free entry for up to two teams from each school to the North-East State Schools Debating Championship in July 2019

  • Cost: Free

If your school is within 40 minutes of Durham Bus Station, sign up for our 2018/19 Programme Here or email mel@voiceitdebating.org.uk for more information.

 

Newcastle AFTER-SCHOOL AND LUNCHTIME CLUBS

We are currently working to set up our Newcastle Programme - delivering cost-free debating clubs with the aim of learning formal debating and learning about current affairs. We are in the process of mentor and school recruitment so this is the perfect time to get involved

  • 10 week programme (January 2019 - April 2019)

  • Delivered by top mentors - all Newcastle and Northumbria University students

  • Taught British-Parliamentary Format

  • Free entry for up to two teams from each school to the North-East State Schools Debating Championship in July 2019

  • Cost: Free

If your school is within 40 minutes of Newcastle Central Station, sign up for our 2018/19 Programme Here or email adam@voiceitdebating.org.uk for more information.

 

Workshops

We would love to be able to run regular, weekly clubs in every school who wanted to bring debating into their classrooms, but our mentors are university students - most of whom don’t drive - and can only commit a few hours a week, so we send them to schools within 40 mins of their university.

However, we don’t want any school to miss out, and as such, can organise to send a mentor in either for a day or half a day as a one-off workshop (or, depending on distance, as a monthly arrangement). This focuses on teaching the basics of debating, introducing students to formal debating and hopefully will show students how fun debating can be. Our workshops aim to help you start up a student or teacher-led debating club, or to supplement an existing one.

If you are a state-funded school sign up here

 

Durham Spoken WORD poetry PROGRAMME

Led and crafted by Durham University students Fahad Al-Almoudi and Dan Takyi, our Spoken Word Programme is in it's first year.

The workshops aim to get the kids writing as much as possible in varying styles, telling their stories and unique perspectives. We hope the program will improve their confidence in oracy and public speaking as well as sharpen their creative writing in general. 

Dan is a member of the Durham University and has performed at a number of venues across Durham, as well as having competed for the University. Fahad has performed at venues in London, Bristol, Newcastle and Addis Ababa and is currently a member of the Writing Squad, a two year mentorship program where he is studying under the wing of Malika Booker.

  • 5-week programme

  • Curriculum designed by Dan and Fahad

Email spokenword@voiceitdebating.org.uk for more information or click here to download our Spoken Word Curriculum.