We will be developing our resources for teachers and pupils over the coming months. Here are just a few to get you started. Please do let us know if there is anything you would like to see!

Debating Resources and Activities

Lots of debating games, activities and resources for you to use with pupils. 

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Islamic Innovations 

Classroom Debate

What do coffee, architecture and algorithms have in common? They all went through an amazing period of innovation during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation!

Science Debating Resources and Factsheets

Factsheets and resources to hold classroom debates about science topics.

Speaking Frankly: The Case for Oracy in the Classroom

​A collection of essays by teachers, academics and educational thinkers on the importance of oracy in education. The voices present a range of perspectives but all share an understanding  of how vital it is for schools to pay attention to the explicit development of speaking and listening skills in their students. 


Commissioned by The English-Speaking Union.

2018-19 Competition Resources & Information

Information and entry forms for our 2018-19 competitions and programmes.

Glasgow's Iconic Buildings Classroom Debate

Factsheets and resources to hold a balloon debate in your classroom about Glasgow's Iconic Buildings.

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Science Debating

Teachers Handbook

The full handbook for teachers for our Science Debating Programme. It also has lots of useful general debating activities and resources for the classroom.

The State of Speaking in Our Schools

This report, by Will Millard and Loic Menzies, examines the current state of oracy in schools across the UK. It synthesises existing research on oracy, and explores teachers’ understanding of what oracy is, why it matters, how oracy is supported in classrooms and schools, and the main barriers to oracy.

Commissioned by Voice 21.

Teaching Research & Page Scholarship Reports

Articles on Oracy and research and reports from our Walter Hines Page Scholarship programme.

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Inventors, Innovators and Influencers

Resources to hold classroom debates about people who have made a significant impact on the world in the field of STEM..

Resource Notes for Creative Writing about Art 

Lots of ideas for writing about works of art. Based on our 10-year Inspired? Get writing! competition, with the National Galleries of Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library.

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