Workshops form the foundation of our Speak up Scotland work. We are proud to have delivered these training sessions in schools around Scotland, from the Highlands to the Borders, and to be able to offer workshops to schools free of charge. We have been able to offer workshops in-person as well as online and have therefore been able to continue our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding the number of schools we work with during this period. 

At workshops, participants are introduced to the basics of debating and take part in a variety of fun, stimulating exercises and activities. The aim of these sessions is both to get young people debating competitively and to boost crucial skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, research ability, public speaking and confidence. 

If you would like your school to take part in these workshops, do not hesitate to get in touch at