Debating & Public Speaking

Debating is the perfect way for students to confront what is said to be one of mankind’s greatest fears: public speaking!

Public speaking is essentially storytelling – engaging an audience in a world beyond our own, which is one of humanity’s oldest techniques of communication.


Kilvington is known for its talented public speakers, and many of our students have gone on to win prestigious debating prizes in competition. However, the debating program is open to students with all levels of experience. It provides a perfect chance for students to learn to think quickly on their feet, and to confidently deliver a speech in front of an audience – essential skills for tomorrow’s leaders.

Debating and public speaking are alive and well at Kilvington. Our students are always prepared to take risks and challenge themselves, and debating provides them with the perfect platform.