Primary debating resource

Primary debating resource

Resources packed with practical ideas to create engaging and lively opportunities to develop debating skills.

pdf file - 618 KB

Create engaging and lively opportunities for developing debating skills, including a role-play based around a school council meeting, and running a House of Commons-style debate in the classroom.
This is useful for: citizenship and PSHE lessons
Time required: 4 lessons max


This resource supports the teaching of various curricular topics including:

England and Wales

  • Citizenship KS2 – Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities, Preparing to play an active role as citizens

  • PSHE KS2 – Living in the wider world

Northern Ireland

  • Language and Literacy KS2 – Talking and listening


pdf file - 618 KB

Primary debating resource - Word version

Primary debating resource - Word version

docx file - 1.77 MB

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