Children in years 5 and 6 visited the Emmanuel centre in Westminster last week to receive their indu...
- Improving Speaking and Listening
- Developing leadership, teamwork and confidence skills
- Engaging with the world beyond the classroom, addressing issues that affect us, our communities and the wider world
- Representing the school at Hackney and London wide debate competitions
2019 – 2020 Highlights
This year saw a fresh approach to debating. During lock down, pupils attending school joined online Debate sessions with the Debate Mate leaders. Navigating technology has resulted in a new wave of Debate techniques, skills and approaches!
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!