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Big debate for Doncaster school children

Acclaimed children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce is to chair a Big Debate for local schoolchildren at the National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster, on Monday 12 November 2018.

Organised by educational charity The English-Speaking Union and popular children’s current affairs magazine The Week Junior, the event will see around 150 students from six local primary schools invited for a day of fun, interactive workshops to help them build their oracy (speaking and listening) skills.

Students from Arbourthorne Community Primary School in Sheffield, all of whom took part in the English-Speaking Union’s Discover Debating programme in the last school year, will also hold a show debate on the theme of ‘This house believes that more children’s stories should have unhappy endings’. Frank Cottrell Boyce will chair the debate.

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Attending Doncaster schools:

  • Highfields Primary Academy
  • Hatfield Crookesbroom Primary Academy
  • Castle Hills Primary School
  • St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
  • Park Primary School Edenthorpe
  • Hall Primary Academy

The event is hosted by the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster, set up to provide training and work experience to learners aged 18 and above in all aspects of high-speed rail. Clair Mowbray, Chief

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Date and Times

12 Nov 10:45 - 11:45