Rise & Shine Debating (formerly Gozone Debating) is based in Perth, Western Australia. We offer outside-school-hours and tailored in-class debating programs, in-house and interschool debate events and adjudication within Perth. We provide professional learning opportunities for teachers and coaches in Perth and regional areas, as well as consultancy and debating resources Australia-wide.
Benefits of Debating
7 Skills for Success According to Google
In 2013, Google decided to test how their hiring and firing process was working. The results of 'Project Oxygen' surprised everyone. It turns out that of the eight most important skills at Google, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) expertise came in last.
The 7 top skills that Google (and many other employers) now look for in employees are: being a good coach, empathy and collaboration, communicating well, social awareness, critical thinking, problem-solving and connecting complex ideas.
These are exactly the skills we develop through Rise & Shine Debating, along with other vital skills for 21st century success in life and learning.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill -
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, argument and debate.”
- Margaret Heffernan -
Parent of Natalie, debating student
Debating is so much fun with Lesli and the Rise & Shine team. The coaches have a good sense of humour and a love of teaching that helps children connect with them quickly and engage with all things debating. They learn the art of debating in a constructive and non-judgemental environment. My daughter loves the classes, learns so much and is gaining a lot more self-confidence.