With support from Western Chances, Free Debate has started a pilot debating programme at Bayside Secondary School. Western Chances is a not-for-profit organisation who provide assistance to students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Western suburbs of Melbourne and we look forward to working more closely with Western Chances in the future. The first phase of the programme was completed in July and involved a month-long series of workshops with a group of teachers who will hopefullybecome the core of the schoolÕs debating programme. The seminars included exhibition debates and the creation of lots of training materials (which will be available from this site soon). The second phase will begin soon and will involves a series of coaching sessions with students from both the junior and senior school. Please contact us if you have an interest in helping out.