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W&W 2012 Preliminary Round 3

Preliminary rounds 1 and 2 of Wits & Words 2012 were held at RGS on 16 march 2012. 60 primary school debate teams debated the motions "This House will ban all fast food advertisements" and "This House will make CCAs compulsory in Singapore."

A big thanks to all the adjudicators and volunteers who tirelessly helped out the entire day! Here are some pictures from the rounds.

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Preliminary round 3 will be held on 31 March 2012 at RGS. Do drop an email to walter@debates.org.sg if you're free to adjudicate the round.

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Wits & Words 2012

In the months to come, 60 primary school teams will face off at the annual inter-school debate championship, Wits & Words.

Wits & Words 2012 is a national primary school debate competition co-organized by Gifted Education Branch (Ministry of Education), Debate Association (Singapore) and Raffles Girls' School. The competition this year will have teams debate each other on topics ranging from removing Physical Education in schools, to whether or not fairy tales do more harm than good.

Debate Association (Singapore) conducted the Wits & Words 2012 adjudication workshop and teachers briefing over the past month at Raffles Girl's School and Bishan Public Library. Students and teachers from secondary and primary schools all across Singapore attended the workshops in preparation for the upcoming tournament.

The preliminary rounds will be held on 16 and 31 March, the quarter-finals on 13 April, semi-finals on 25 April and Grand Final and the 3rd and 4th placing round on 30 May 2012. Do drop us an email at walter@debates.org.sg if you can join us as an adjudicator, or even drop by as a spectator.

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SRC IHL Results

The grand final for the Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law debate series was held on 18 February at Jurong Junior College.

Hwa Chong Institution (Prop) went up against Anglo Chinese Junior College (Opp) and debated the motion "THW abolish truth and reconciliation committees in favour of criminal prosecution."

Anglo Chinese Junior College beat Hwa Chong Institution unanimously. Congratulations to Anglo Chinese Junior College! The grand finalists win a 3D2N trip to Hong Kong sponsored by Singapore Red Cross. We hope you enjoy the trip!

Debate Association (Singapore) would like to thank all participating teams, Singapore Red Cross and Jurong Junior College, for making the tournament a success.

 

The SRC IHL debate series is a tournament co-organized by the Singapore Red Cross and Debate Association (Singapore), and focuses on key debate topics within international humanitarian law, including the protocols and institutions that protect it.

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SRC IHL 2012 Grand Final

Preliminary rounds 1-3 of the Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Series 2012 (SRC IHL) was held on 4th February at Jurong Junior College.

Junior college teams from all over Singapore debated the following motions:

Prelim Round 1: THW not grant humanitarian aid to North Korea unless it agrees to abandon its nuclear program.

Prelim Round 2 (prepared): THBT international humanitarian law should apply in the war against terrorism.

Prelim Round 3: THBT all states should have the right to possess nuclear weapons.

Preliminary Round 4, and the Grand Finals will be held next Saturday on 18 February from 10.30am to 4 pm at Jurong Junior College. The guest of honour for the grand final will be Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education.

 

The SRC IHL debate series is a tournament co-organized by the Singapore Red Cross and Debate Association (Singapore), and focuses on key debate topics within international humanitarian law, including the protocols and institutions that protect it.

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Singapore debaters rank among top 10 in WSDC 2012

Team Singapore unfortunately did not win the World School's Debating Championships (WSDC) 2012 held in Cape Town, South Africa. They were defeated by the Philippines during the quarter-finals of the tournament.

However, Singapore performed very well in the preliminary rounds and topped the league table. Also, for the second year in a row, Singapore's team captain, Teoh Ren Jie (from Raffles Institution), was ranked the best speaker of the tournament; Darion Hotan (from Hwa Chong Institution), was ranked the no. 9 speaker.

Kudos to the team for their hard work and achievements!

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Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Series 2012

Singapore Red Cross and Debate Association (Singapore) will be organizing the 4th International Humanitarian Law Debate Series. The competition focuses on key debate topics within international humanitarian law, including the protocols and institutions that protect it.

This year, the tournament will be held on 4th and 18th February at Jurong Junior College. The guest of honour for the grand final will be Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education.

Here are further details of the round timings:
4th February: 10.30am- 4.40pm
18th February: 10.30-4.00pm

Do feel free to drop in to catch the action, and let us know if you can volunteer as an adjudicator at walter@debates.org.sg.

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