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Debate Development Initiative in The International Public Policy Forum

The Debate Development Initiative (DDI) recently took part in The International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) and was invited to New York to debate in the tournaments break rounds.

DDI performed very well and beat teams from all around the world to rank 3rd place. Congratulations to the team!

The IPPF was founded in 2001 by the law firm Bickel and Brewer and gives high school students around the globe the chance to debate on issues of Public Policy.

Here are some photos from their trip to New York!

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Debate Development Initiative (DDI), is a DA(S) training programme open to upper secondary school students (as of 2012) with at least moderate debating experience and a passion for debate. Priority will be accorded to students from schools which do not have extensive debate resources / strong alumni support. Students from Division II and Division III secondary schools are hence strongly encouraged to apply.

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Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open 2013

Here is a message from the organizers of the Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open 2013:

 

The Singapore Polytechnic Current Affairs & Debating Club (CADC) cordially invites you and your institution's debaters to the inaugural SP Debate Open 2013(SPDO

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Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships Results for Quarter-Finals

The Quarter-Finals of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) was held last Friday, 12 April, CHIJ St. Nicholas Girl's School.

Teams debated the following motions:

6.00 p.m. debates -
This House believes that Singapore should introduce national service for women

7.30 p.m. debates -
This House believes that all written assignments in secondary schools
should be done by computer and submitted electronically

Here are the winning teams and best speakers for all three divisions:

Quarter-Finals Results

 

The Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) is a national secondary school debate competition, co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and Julia Gabriel Center.

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SMU Hammers 2013

Here's a message from the organizers of the SMU Hammers 2013:

 

Singapore Management University is proud to announce SMU Hammers 2013!

Where? Singapore Management University
When? 10 May 2013 to 12 May 2013
How much? SGD60/person, SGD240 per team of 3 debaters + 1 adjudicator
Format: Asian Parliamentary, 7 minute speeches (with POI), 4 minute reply
Adjudicator Rule: N=1 (Every team of 3 debaters must send 1 adjudicator, or pay for its slot regardless)

Test your mettle against the top teams in Asia in one of Singapore's premier debating tournaments! SMU Hammers, while being a University-level tournament, will have a junior break which JC and Secondary school teams are eligible for! So what are you waiting for? Sign up now for 3 days of exciting debate action!

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Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships Results for Preliminary Round 3

Preliminary Round 3 of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) was held last Friday, 5 April, at Serangoon Secondary School.

Teams debated the following motions:

THBT important decisions about children's health should be made by medical professionals and not by their parents

THBT prosecutors should not be allowed to offer reduced sentences or lesser charges in exchange for testifying against others

THW introduce a tax on unhealthy food

 

Here are the winning teams and best speakers for all three divisions:

Preliminary Round 3

 

The Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships (SSSDC) is a national secondary school debate competition, co-organised by Debate Association (Singapore) and Julia Gabriel Center.

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Wits & Words 2013 Quarter-Finalists 2013

We are pleased to announce the top 8 teams who have qualified to debate in the quarter-finals of Wits & Words 2013:

(All teams listed secured 3 wins and are ranked in alphabetical order.)

ANDERSON PRIMARY SCHOOL
MAHA BODHI PRIMARY SCHOOL
METHODIST GIRLS SCHOOL (PRIMARY)
POI CHING PRIMARY SCHOOL
QI FA PRIMARY SCHOOL
ROSYTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
ST HILDA

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