Speaker profile

Debate Mate

“Debate Mate aims to tackle educational disadvantage in some of Britain’s most deprived communities.It does this by recruiting and training university students to run extra-curricular debate workshops in schools with an above average percentage of children eligible for Free School Meals. Our programmes increase speaking and listening attainment and improve a range of higher-order thinking skills and non-cognitive abilities such as confidence, teamwork, and leadership. In doing so, our programmes address the widening skills gap between education and employment, whilst raising aspirations and helping students to make informed post-18 choices. We believe that every child deserves equal access to a top education. Debate Mate supports the young people of today to find their voices, so that they can become the leaders of tomorrow.”

Agenda sessions

Day 1 - July 1, 2020

  • MAIN STAGE

    • 12:55 pm
      This House Believes: the Education System is Not Fit for Purpose

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