Preliminary Round 3 of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) was held last Friday, 5 April, at Serangoon Secondary School.
Teams debated the following motions:
THBT important decisions about children's health should be made by medical professionals and not by their parents
THBT prosecutors should not be allowed to offer reduced sentences or lesser charges in exchange for testifying against others
THW introduce a tax on unhealthy food
Here are the winning teams and best speakers for all three divisions:
The Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) is a national secondary school debate competition, co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and Julia Gabriel Center.
We are pleased to announce the top 8 teams who have qualified to debate in the quarter-finals of Wits & Words 2013:
(All teams listed secured 3 wins and are ranked in alphabetical order.)
ANDERSON PRIMARY SCHOOL
MAHA BODHI PRIMARY SCHOOL
METHODIST GIRLS SCHOOL (PRIMARY)
POI CHING PRIMARY SCHOOL
QI FA PRIMARY SCHOOL
ROSYTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to be organising the Youth Debate Open 2013 in collaboration with the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee and the Singapore National Co-Operative Federation (SNCF)
Some key information:
Dates: 22 and 23 June
Registration Fee: $50/team
Team Cap: 26
Motion Release Date: 1 June
If you'd like a copy of the Tournament Handbook which includes important information on team eligibility, an info-kit on Co-Operatives, as well as the tentative schedule, do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will inform all teams via email and on Facebook of the venue at a later date. Registration can be made at www.tinyurl.com/ydo2013.
If there are any enquiries, you can email our Director (Competitions), Cherylyn Wee at email@example.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ydo2013.
The preliminary rounds of the 2013 Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships
This year, the Raffles Debaters will once again be hosting the Raffles Debaters Primary School Debate Invitational, a tournament which aims to build a positive culture of debating excellence within the local junior community through healthy competition.
The deadline for primary schools to register has been extended from 30 March to 30 April 2013 in order to allow a greater variety and number of participants to join us in the exciting experience.
Raffles Debaters Primary School Debate Invitational 2013
Date: 7 (Saturday) and 13 September (Friday) 2013
Venue: Raffles Institution (Year 1 - 4 campus), Bishan
Tournament structure: 3 Preliminary Rounds, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Grand-Finals
Debate format: Modified WSDC style; 4 minutes substantive speeches, 2 minute separate reply. POIs between 00:30 - 03:30
The tournament is open to all primary schools. Each school may send a team of 4 to 5 students of any age.
In order to participate, schools should complete and email the registration form (attached below) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th April 2013.
Preliminary Rounds 1 & 2 of Wits & Words 2013 was held at Raffles Girl's School on 22 March 2013.
This year, 61 debate teams from primary schools all across the island debated the following motions:
This house will scrap the compulsory CCA system
This house believes that E-learning is the way to go
A big thank you to all the adjudicators and volunteers who tirelessly helped out for the entire day!
Here are some pictures from the rounds:
Preliminary Round 3 will be held on 6 April 2013 at RGS. Do drop an email to email@example.com if you would be free to adjudicate the round.