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S1 - S6

The Schools Outreach Programme is an integral part of Edinburgh University Debates Union’s aim to foster public dialogue. It is intended to provide young people with tools to express their ideas through structured argumentation. Additionally, we aim for children to build up confidence and trust their public speaking skills, while engaging in debate as a way to broaden their minds with different points of view.


We are able to provide workshops to interested schools and we annually hold two competitions: Edinburgh Juniors (November) and Edinburgh Schools (March). They both take place on a Saturday, at the University of Edinburgh.


Edinburgh Schools (for S1 to S6) consists of three rounds of British Parliamentary debating followed by finals. Registration is open to all schools wishing to participate, at a £30 per team fee, with a discount for schools participating for the first time.

For more information or any questions feel free to contact Eoghan Connolly our Schools Co-ordinator at

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