English Clubs

Debating Club

If you like to argue, then come along and have your say!! You can take part in balloon debates, public speaking competitions and instant debates. You can also participate in organised debates, or come along to spectate. Debates take place between volunteer speakers, who prepare speeches and are ready to give and receive points of information. We like to debate topical issues and are always looking for new ideas.


There are opportunities to enter competitions within the school. We are always keen to find people who are interested in participating in the Courier Junior Debating Competition! We have had numerous successes in this competition, often reaching the final.


For more information - look at the Debating Club in the Extra Curricular Clubs pages.


Junior debating club

Junior debating club meets on Wednesday lunchtimes at 1.05pm in Room 214. Miss Birmingham and Mr Boyd run activities that include mock debates, persuasive talks, balloon debates and games.

The junior debaters are currently involved in two competitions, The East of Scotland Debater and The English Speaking Union Juniors Competition. We have 4 teams competing with S3 pupils Emma Ruskuc and Aine Dodman already making to the second round of the East of Scotland.

There is also a chance to win points for your House by entering the Inter-House Debating and Public Speaking Competitions held in the Spring.

ESU Handbook


East of Scotland Handbook


English Help Clinic

Join staff in room P5 after school on Mondays to receive support with English homework.


Write Club


A creative writing club for senior pupils. See the Write Club page in the Extra Curricular Clubs pages.