What can I expect to do in a workshop?

All sorts of stimulating activities, debates and games designed to stretch your mind and challenge your comfort zone! Scenarios can range from designing a new restaurant or art gallery and pitching your ideas to a crowd of investors, to giving an election speech, interviewing candidates for a job interview for a company you have designed, or defending someone in a mock trial. Everyone gets involved and, with the help of our instructors, you will become even more confident in winning arguments, thinking on the spot and persuading people to agree with you.

Each workshop is based on a different theme, developing an interest in current affairs and a wide range of topics ranging from architecture to zoology. You will receive a Certificate of Completion  after attending a set number of hours.

The JLC is a public learning destination for the Children’s University at Bristol University. Any workshops attended will count as hours towards graduation. Please bring your Passport to Learning to the session.

The classes cover:

  • Creative and Critical Thinking skills: Activities to increase mental agility
  • Soft Skills: Activities which develop team-work, leadership, interview and negotiating skills
  • Exam Skills: Activities to develop logic, analysis and creativity, analysing information, ordering and presenting arguments
  • Advocacy and Debating Skills: Role-plays and activities to develop confidence and skill in formulating and delivering persuasive arguments.

The JLC Debate and Drama workshops can help your child with the ability to:

  • Build life skills including the ability to listen, research, present and express an argument
  • Tackle exam and interview scenarios
  • Build confidence on speaking in public with constant feedback, suggestions and support for continual improvement
  • Increase mental agility and the ability to listen, think and form arguments in timed conditions
  • Build business skills of networking and managing a team
  • Foster analysis and critical thinking
  • Demonstrate logical and lateral thinking – creating and expressing arguments, solutions and ideas