We at ESU Scotland were very excited at being given the opportunity to host the last World Members’ Conference in Edinburgh in September 2008. Over 250 delegates from 31 countries attended.

 ESU World 2008
In 2006, the Scottish Government agreed to support our work to foster Scottish Schools debating to the tune of £25,000. It was decided, after discussions with The Scottish Government and Learning & Teaching Scotland, that the best way to use this in the promotion of schools debating in Scotland was to develop definitive resources for teachers and pupils to promote the use of debate in the classroom and as an extra-curricular activity.

These resources were published in September 2007 and were launched at a reception in the Scottish Parliament. A selection of the materials can be found at www.ltscotland.org.uk/debatinginschools.

We are grateful to the Scottish Government for their imaginative recognition of the important part debating can play in improving the life changes of young Scots, and for their endorsement of our work to date.

If you would like to learn more about these exciting resources, please contact debates@esuscotland.org.uk.

ESU Debating in Schools
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