The Primary Debating Outreach project, which has been devised by Norwich School and the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), reached its conclusion last week in a finale at Norwich School.
Pupils from 12 Primary Schools who form part of the West Norfolk (DNEAT) group of schools took part in a series of workshops which were hosted at Colkirk Primary School, Colkirk and Whitefriars Junior School, King’s Lynn. Two pupils from each school attended each event, which included a workshop from the Parliament Outreach officer, Sky Yarlett, on how debating works in parliament. Pupils were then guided through a workshop on the origins of debating, before being tasked with preparing their arguments for a final event at Norwich School. The second day of workshops saw M5 pupils from Norwich School visit Colkirk and Whitefriars to help teams develop their arguments, and give them advice on public speaking.
The final event at Norwich School took place with Norwich School teacher of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Dr Speca.
We are grateful to the pupils and staff from the following schools for taking part in the event:
Colkirk Primary School, Gayton Primary School, Middleton Primary School, St Michael’s Junior School, Whitefriars Primary School, Sandringham and West Newton Primary, Flitcham Primary, West Raynham Primary, Rudham Primary, Weasenham Primary and Norwich Lower School.
To find out more about Norwich School's Outreach programme, please click here.