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Primary School Debate Open 2014

Written by DA(S) Admin on .

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to announce that we will be conducting the Primary School Debate Open (PSDO) again in Jul 2014!

 In collaboration with Methodist Girls’ School (Primary), this year’s PSDO aims to focus heavily on training students in the art of debate. To do this, PSDO will feature: 

  • A show debate by skilled Secondary school debaters will be conducted to showcase what high-level debating is to Primary school students; 
  • Additional time catered for individual feedback by experienced judges; 
  • A new way of pairing schools together to maximise the learning value of each round. Schools will be divided into two divisions based on their performance at Wits and Words 2014: The upper 50% (Division 1), and lower 50% (Division 2) of teams. Schools will compete against each other within each division, and the top 4 teams of each division will advance to their respective Semi-Finals and Grand Finals. 

With these changes, PSDO will expose participants to high-level debating, whilst ensuring that each round is a meaningful learning opportunity for students. As there will be 2 separate Semi-Finals and Grand Finals, the talents of more students will also be recognised. 

For more details on the two divisions, please download “FAQ on PSDO Divisions” here: PSDO 2014 FAQ. 

Please also click on “Continue Reading” for more details on the tournament and registration.  

Location: Methodist Girls School (Primary)

Dates: 12th July (R1 & R2), 30th July (R3) and 12th August (Semis and Finals)

Registration Fee: $40

Eligibility: Primary 4 to 6 students 

Interested schools can register at the following link: PSDO 2014 Registration. Please note that registration closes on 30th May.

Contact Info

Debate Association (Singapore)

outreach@debates.org.sg