The Youth Debate Open 2013 is scheduled to run on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2013. However, over the week, the Pollution Standards Index (PSI) has reached "Hazardous" levels.
In light of this, Debate Association (Singapore) is monitoring the haze situation closely. We will provide an official update by tomorrow to confirm if the competition will run as scheduled this weekend.
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Camp Ignis and Camp Excelsior took place from 10 - 11 June 2013 and 12 - 13 June 2013 respectively at Methodist Girls' School (Primary).
The camp saw a total of nearly 90 students from 13 different schools in attendance and these budding debaters had the opportunity to learn, debate and grow amongst like-minded peers.
Camp Ignis was an induction camp targeted at those uninitiated to debate or those with foundational knowledge. Whereas Camp Excelsior was a more advanced camp that targeted more seasoned debaters.
The campers had a fruitful time of fellowship and learning over an exchange of witty banter, laughs and fun activities that were designed to help them become more eloquent, confident and effective speakers.
A special thanks to Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) for generously hosting the camp for the 4 days and to all facilitators and individuals who helped make the camp a success!!
We have given our website a whole new look to better meet the needs of all in the debate community! The major overhaul aimed to improve the general aesthetics and functionality of the site.
Here are some of the new features that you may find useful:
- Advertise your debate related event at our new "Events" tab
- Teachers and coaches can now link up at the "Debate Coach Requests" tab
Do let us know what you think of the new website at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to do our best to be a one-stop online portal for debate in Singapore.
EMMANUEL PAUL NG
Debate Association (Singapore)
On the 7th and 8th of June 2013, the Ministry of Education in partnership with Anglo-Chinese Junior College organised the annual Intercollegiate Debates 2013.
The MOE-ACJC Intercollegiates is the National Championships for post-secondary educational institutes throughout Singapore, and this installment saw extremely high levels of competitive debating onmotions around the theme “Government and Society”.
The competitions saw Anglo-Chinese Junior College beating Temasek Junior College to emerge as the champion team.
Click on "Continue Reading" for more results of the MOE-ACJC Intercollegiate Debates 2013.
Last month marked a very important milestone for the Debate Association (Singapore): the graduation of the inaugural batch of the DDI!
Focused on providing developmental exposure to young debaters from schools without huge financial and alumni support, it was our privilege to work with 17 students from different schools all over Singapore. Here’s what we did with them over the past 9 months: