Our Debate Mate team are responsible for the following…
Improve Speaking and Listening
Develop leadership, teamwork and confidence skills
Engage with the world beyond the classroom, addressing issues that affect us, our communities and the wider world
Represent the school at Hackney and London wide debate competitions
2018 – 2019 Highlights
In 2018 – 2019 Orchard were regional champions winning the London Debate Competition. The children were inspired by their win and as a result, supported the School Council in leading a cross site Debate Competiton for the Viridis Federation. They trained selected members of each class and held the competition using the same format as the Debate Mate competition structure. Well done team!