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NESTA Debating

16th Round 1 Draw Released September 16th

If you haven't received NESTA Debating Bulletin 1601, please e-mail and request it be sent again. Check your junkmail box first!

Secondary Sixes Day 1 on September 27th

The motion for the Day 1 match for Secondary Sixes is "that secondary students should not take part in social movements". Day 1 is scheduled for Saturday September 27th and Day 2 for Saturday October 25th.

New coaches and teams are encouraged to come along and watch. Please e-mail us at to let us know how many people you are bringing.

Venue: Rm P4701 & Rm 4703, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong
Starting time:9:00 a.m.

16th Competition Round 1 Motions 

Divisions 1C, 1E, 2C & 2E: "that non-residents should be banned from the secondary housing market"

Divisions 3C & 3E: "that all new homes should be a minimum of 700 square feet"

Registrations are now closed.  Round 1 matches should be completed by October 12th, which is also the release date for Round 2 Motions and Draws.



Debating is an essential tool to maintain many of our democratic values:


Debating and Language Learning

Debating provides a purposeful context in which language and cognitive skills can be extended.

Debating has become more and more popular in Hong Kong schools over recent years. But traditionally it has catered for top schools and Senior Students.  Our Competition is split into age and language ability divisions to make debating accessible to a wide range of students.  Our main concerned is with the process, constructive feedback and endowing students with useful life skills.

All teams can experience three debates before the "elimination" rounds begin.


A Social Experience

While debating is an adversarial encounter, it is also a friendly encounter and a great opportunity to meet and learn together with students from other schools.


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