On the 7th and 8th Of December, teams from 20 secondary schools across Singapore participated in the Youth Debate Open 2013, organised by Debate Association (Singapore) in collaboration with the Jelutung Youth Executive Committee, sponsored by the Singapore National Co-Operative Federation (SNCF) and held UWCSEA (Dover) and Canberra Community Club.
This year saw students debating challenging motions on subjects ranging from the introduction of HDB block co-op vetting processes, to allowing parents an enhanced role in deciding the curriculum and teaching standards for their children.
Multiple independent teams comprised of students from separate schools also took part, a sign of a blossoming and closely knit debating community flourishing in the secondary school circuit.
The registration for our annual December Camp is closing in one week's time! Parents / students who are interested should register soon via the following link to avoid disappointment: http://tinyurl.com/dadecembercamp.
Debate Association (Singapore) is happy to announce that registration for our annual December Camp is now open!
This year’s December Camp is open to both experienced debaters and students with no prior experience aged 13 – 16 years old (Secondary 1-4, or an equivalent standard).
Students will be grouped according to their levels of experience, and can look forward to a wide range of exciting and interactive debate activities designed to teach them how to speak out and hold their own in a competitive debate.
Parents / students who are interested should fill in the registration form at http://tinyurl.com/dadecembercamp. More details on the specific programme / payment options will be sent to registered participants. Any further queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close at 22 Nov 2013, 5pm. There are only 60 slots, so early registration is encouraged!
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The Singapore Red Cross Society and Debate Association (Singapore) jointly organised the annual Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debate Championships (SRC IHL) 2013.
Hosted by Anglo-Chinese Junior College, this year’s tournament covered diverse issues such as the relevance of IHL in war; whether IHL is a form of western imperialism; disaster relief financing; and the use of private military contractors. It also brought together 16 teams from various international schools and junior colleges across Singapore.
After 2 days of debating held over the 24th and 31st of August, Hwa Chong Institution emerged Champion Team in a 5-2 split against NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. Etsuko Lim of Hwa Chong Institution was also named Best Speaker of the Grand Finals.
Singapore Red Cross' Deputy Secretary General, Administration, Mr Lim Theam Poh, observed the Grand Finals and presented awards to the finalists as well as the top speakers of the tournament.
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NUS Debate Club, with the support of Debate Assocation (Singapore), organised the Singapore British Parliamentary Debate Championships (SBPDC) 2013. Sponsored by Google Singapore, the theme of the tournament was "Internet Policy and Digital Literacy".
The largest British Parliamentary format competition in Singapore, the SBPDC brought together 80 teams from various schools, junior colleges and polytechnics from here and abroad.
After 2 days of debating held over the 17th and 18th of August, Nanyang Girls' High School B emerged Champions of the Junior Break while Hwa Chong Institution (Junior College) A emerged Champions of the Senior Break.
 The Junior Break was for teams wholly comprised of students Grade 10 (or equivalent) and below
 The Senior Break was for teams with at least one Grade 11 (or equivalent) student
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