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NESTA Debating

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 for the 16th Competition close 9:00 a.m. Monday September 15th.  The First Round Draws will be released shortly afterwards.  Round 1 matches should be completed by October 12th, which is also the release date for Round 2 Motions and Draws.

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".    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.

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

 Rm P4701 & Rm 4703, Academic Building 1, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong
Starting time:
9:00 a.m. (The finishing time will depend on the number of teams registered.)

Team registrations close 9:00 a.m. September 15th.

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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