Divisions 1C, 1E, 2C & 2E: "that Hong Kong should move to using simplified Chinese characters"
Divisions 3C & 3E: "that Putonghua should be used as the medium of instruction in Chinese Language classes"
The Round 2 Draw will be issued in NESTA Debating Bulletin 1604. Please ask your teams to discuss both sides of the motion for a day or two before giving them the sides. Round 2 matches should be completed by November 14th, which is also the date for release of Round 3 Motions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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.