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Professional Learning 

Debating has so many benefits across multiple learning areas, as well as helping students prepare for NAPLAN testing or high school, develop confidence, teamwork, and higher-order thinking skills.

Our workshop, "The Art of Debate," soon to be available as an instant download, is designed to train educators and coaches to run exciting, engaging, and effective debating programs using the Rise & Shine method in their school or local community.

Rise & Shine's method is designed to include students of all abilities, backgrounds, and personalities. Never underestimate what a child can accomplish when you add fun to debating and give students a chance to speak up about something they're passionate about!  

With over 20 years of experience providing debating classes and events, Rise & Shine can help you bring the advantages of debating to your school and support your students to jump into debating with enthusiasm! 

"Each student is a unique person and a powerful learner capable of great achievements. I truly marvel at my students' capacity for accomplishment and growth."


It's never easy starting a new program within a school or community and debating programs can present their own unique challenges. 

If you're a teacher or coach and you are grappling with issues in establishing, running or organising a debating program or event, we'd be more than happy to help. 

Our consultancy service is available via online teleconference or in-person at a time that is convenient for you. Consultancy can be accessed as a one-off coaching session or a series of sessions over the course of your program and in the lead-up to your event.  

 In this video, a Loreto Nedlands debater introduces her topic.

"Education is not the
learning of facts but the training of the mind
to think."

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