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Debate & Speech for Elementary Students

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Famously, Americans' number one fear is public speaking while death only ranks number two. If that's so, this profound fear probably starts at an early age.

In our Debate & Speech class, we take the fear out of speaking before an audience by getting kids talking in front of a supportive group. They learn skills like standing up tall, using a loud voice and making eye contact.

Students are given a point of view to defend on questions such as “Should teachers give homework” and “Are All-Boys or All-Girls schools a good idea?”. Students make arguments and rebut the presentations of their opponents. A panel of students vote on which team made the best case.

We also critique the speaking style of historic presidential candidates and TED talk presenters and play public speaking games to help perfect our own styles.

If the class is successful, our students won't list public speaking as their #1 fear when they grow up!

Boys and girls, grades 2-5. This class will compliment Your Voice: Public Speaking for Kids but previous public speaking class work is NOT a requirement. 

You can see a preview of the class at

Presented by Right Brain Curriculum. A Boston-based education company offering engaging, project-based grade 2-8 learning programs throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Our mission is to create outstanding, student-centered enrichment programs that allow children to experience real life in a fun, engaging learning atmosphere.

General Information
Location: Parks and Recreation Office, 85 Main St, second floor
Tuesdays, January 14-February 4
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Grade: 2-5
Cost: $130.00

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at anytime prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at anytime with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program.

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