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NESTA Debating

Secondary Sixes Day 1 Motion

The motion for the Day 1 match for Secondary Sixes is "that secondary students should not take part in social movements".  Students are encourage to begin their preparation over holidays.  Motions for all other divisions will be released on September 1st.  Secondary Sixes is a two day competition for Form 6 students.  Day 1 is scheduled for Saturday September 27th and Day 2 for Saturday October 25th.  Depending on registrations, teams may have to prepare for both sides.  There is one motion throughout each day.

Entering the 16th NESTA Debating Competition

Registrations are open now for the 16th NESTA Debating Competition, which will run from September 2014 till May 2015. If you missed the e-mail with information, please contact us at .  Registrations close September 15th, 2014.



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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