Live demonstration debate at new coaches and teams workshop for 260 participants at Diocesan Girls' School on 23 September 2016
Students brainstorming arguments for and against banning corporal punishment at the HKSSDC Debating Workshop at Wah Yan College Kowloon on 26 February 2016
HKSSDC Debating for Primary Schools
If you're in a Hong Kong primary school, it's now much easier to join a term-based debating competition to build up debating skills and general knowledge before students reach secondary level.
As with secondary, teams are matched according to locality, ability, age, and experience.
To help get new coaches and students familiar with the format, there was a well-attended workshop for teachers and students at Wah Yan College Kowloon on Friday 23 September (top picture). The workshop, run by Winky Lo of Wah Yan College Kowloon, Joan Cho of Diocesan Girls' School, and Jessica Wong from Carmel Secondary School, featured a live debate on the motion that corporal punishment should be banned with adjudication feedback and Q&A.
Term 2 Primary Debating is similar to that of the Secondary Competition as teams which win both the first and second rounds this term enter the Term 2 finals and receive a trophy for either Champion or 1st Runner-up.
Each primary school can have up to two teams and your teams can join for a term or for the whole year and coaches can schedule debates by the deadlines on days to suit themselves to avoid busy times in their school calendar.
The round completion deadlines for 2016-2017 Term 2 are:
Round 1: Friday 10 March
Round 2: Friday 14 April
Regional & Levels Finals: Friday 19 May
Team entry and workshops are free.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in having a team in HKSSDC's 2016-2017 Term 2 Primary Section, starting in January.