Debating workshop in your school

Debating workshop in your school

Parliament's Education Outreach team can inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons by running workshops in schools around the county.


About the Assembly


This fun, interactive Your Voice: Debating workshop will be delivered to your school by one of our Regional Outreach Officers. This workshop is generally 45 minutes in length, but this can be flexible subject to your requirements. This workshop is available for pupils aged 7 - 18 and can be tailored for large or small groups.


Content Covered


For all Ages

  • Explore how MPs and Lords debate
  • Learn new debating skills
  • Consider the strengths and weakness of an idea and debate it


For ages 11 - 16

  • Consider how to structure a debate effectively
  • Debate a topical issue


For ages 16 - 18

  • Critique the value of debating as a form of scrutiny


Learning Links



British Values, Citizenship, SMSCE, History, PSHCE, Government & Politics and Sociology


Northern Ireland

Personal Development & Mutual Understanding, Environment & Society, Learning for Life & Work and Global Dimensions



Social Studies and Health & Wellbeing



History, Active Citizenship and Developing Communication


Enquire about a Visit


Enquire about a visit by completing an expression of interest form. We reserve the right to prioritise certain requests to guarantee a proportionate geographic and demographic split of visitors.

For any other enquiries about our outreach visits, please contact