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Wits & Words 2013 Quarter-Finals Results

We are pleased to announce the top 4 teams who have qualified to debate in the semi-finals of Wits & Words 2013:

All teams listed secured 3 wins and are ranked in alphabetical order.

METHODIST GIRLS SCHOOL (PRIMARY)
POI CHING PRIMARY SCHOOL
ROSYTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
TAO NAN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Congratulations to the victors who will meet on 3 May 2013 at The Central Public Library to debate the semi-final motion:

This House Believes In Compulsory Religious Classes.

 

Wits & Words 2013 is a national primary school debate competition co-organized by Gifted Education Branch (Ministry of Education), Debate Association (Singapore) and Raffles Girls

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NUS Policy Studies Seminar Debate Series 2013

Debate Association (Singapore) supported NUS Political Association to run the NUS Policy Studies Seminar Debate Series (PSSD) on 6 and 17 April 2013 at the NUS University Town Plaza.

The NUS PSSD is an annual policy-focused debate tournament, designed to promote critical thinking among junior-college level students with regards to national policy issues. This year, teams debated on motions based on the theme "Our Education - Is Change Needed?" The tournament was graced by Senior Minister of State, Ms. Indranee Raja and REACH President, Dr. Amy Khor.

Here are the results from the tournament:

Winner: Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
1st runner up: Hwa Chong Institution
2nd runner up: Dunman High School
3rd runner up: Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Best Speaker of the Tournament: Woo Jek Jin

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Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships Results for Semi-Finals

The Semi-Finals of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) was held last Friday, 19 April, at Raffles Institution.

Teams debated the following motions:

6.00 p.m. debates -
This House would abolish the death penalty

7.30 p.m. debates -
This House would impose a worldwide ban on the opening of any new zoos

 

Here are the winning teams and best speakers for all three divisions:

Semi-Finals Results

 

The Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) is a national secondary school debate competition, co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and Julia Gabriel Center.

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Debate Development Initiative in The International Public Policy Forum

The Debate Development Initiative (DDI) recently took part in The International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) and was invited to New York to debate in the tournaments break rounds.

DDI performed very well and beat teams from all around the world to rank 3rd place. Congratulations to the team!

The IPPF was founded in 2001 by the law firm Bickel and Brewer and gives high school students around the globe the chance to debate on issues of Public Policy.

Here are some photos from their trip to New York!

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Debate Development Initiative (DDI), is a DA(S) training programme open to upper secondary school students (as of 2012) with at least moderate debating experience and a passion for debate. Priority will be accorded to students from schools which do not have extensive debate resources / strong alumni support. Students from Division II and Division III secondary schools are hence strongly encouraged to apply.

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Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open 2013

Here is a message from the organizers of the Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open 2013:

 

The Singapore Polytechnic Current Affairs & Debating Club (CADC) cordially invites you and your institution's debaters to the inaugural SP Debate Open 2013(SPDO

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Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships Results for Quarter-Finals

The Quarter-Finals of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) was held last Friday, 12 April, CHIJ St. Nicholas Girl's School.

Teams debated the following motions:

6.00 p.m. debates -
This House believes that Singapore should introduce national service for women

7.30 p.m. debates -
This House believes that all written assignments in secondary schools
should be done by computer and submitted electronically

Here are the winning teams and best speakers for all three divisions:

Quarter-Finals Results

 

The Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) is a national secondary school debate competition, co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and Julia Gabriel Center.

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