- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: Private School
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
- Gender: Boys Only
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Debate, Writing
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Career Clusters: Education and Training
The St. Sebastian's Debate and Public Speaking workshop is available to boys entering 5th through 9th grade. This one-week workshop will focus on the important skills of Public Speaking and Debating. Students will learn how to craft speeches in different genres, such as Persuasive Speaking and Impromptu Speaking. They will then learn the art of debating in different styles, e.g. Parliamentary Extemporaneous Debating as well as Prepared Cross-Examination Debating.
This workshop provides students with many opportunities to engage in real debates and hone their skills and test them in actual debate settings. Speech and debate styles covered are the same as those used in the Debating Association of New England Independent Schools competitions. Students will learn how to craft speeches in different genres, debate in different styles, and will engage in real debates in order to hone and test their skills.