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June Camp 2013

Camp Ignis and Camp Excelsior took place from 10 - 11 June 2013 and 12 - 13 June 2013 respectively at Methodist Girls' School (Primary).

The camp saw a total of nearly 90 students from 13 different schools in attendance and these budding debaters had the opportunity to learn, debate and grow amongst like-minded peers.

Camp Ignis was an induction camp targeted at those uninitiated to debate or those with foundational knowledge. Whereas Camp Excelsior was a more advanced camp that targeted more seasoned debaters.

The campers had a fruitful time of fellowship and learning over an exchange of witty banter, laughs and fun activities that were designed to help them become more eloquent, confident and effective speakers. 

A special thanks to Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) for generously hosting the camp for the 4 days and to all facilitators and individuals who helped make the camp a success!!

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Welcome to the new DA(S) website!

Hello all,

We have given our website a whole new look to better meet the needs of all in the debate community! The major overhaul aimed to improve the general aesthetics and functionality of the site. 

Here are some of the new features that you may find useful:

  • Advertise your debate related event at our new "Events" tab
  • Teachers and coaches can now link up at the "Debate Coach Requests" tab

Do let us know what you think of the new website at outreach@debates.org.sg. We will continue to do our best to be a one-stop online portal for debate in Singapore. 

 

Regards,

EMMANUEL PAUL NG
President
Debate Association (Singapore)

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Ministry of Education – Anglo-Chinese Junior College Intercollegiate Debates 2013 – RESULTS

On the 7th and 8th of June 2013, the Ministry of Education in partnership with Anglo-Chinese Junior College organised the annual Intercollegiate Debates 2013.

The MOE-ACJC Intercollegiates is the National Championships for post-secondary educational institutes throughout Singapore, and this installment saw extremely high levels of competitive debating onmotions around the theme “Government and Society”.

The competitions saw Anglo-Chinese Junior College beating Temasek Junior College to emerge as the champion team. 

Click on "Continue Reading" for more results of the MOE-ACJC Intercollegiate Debates 2013.

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Debate Development Initiative (DDI)’s Inaugural Batch Graduates!

Last month marked a very important milestone for the Debate Association (Singapore): the graduation of the inaugural batch of the DDI!

Focused on providing developmental exposure to young debaters from schools without huge financial and alumni support, it was our privilege to work with 17 students from different schools all over Singapore. Here’s what we did with them over the past 9 months:

DDI – Cycle 1 Consolidated Update

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MGS Youth Under-14s Debate Challenge Shield 2013 | Call for Adjudicators

Here’s a message from the organizers of the MGS Youth Under-14s Debate Challenge Shield 2013:

The Methodist Girls’ School Debate Society is pleased to invite you to participate as an adjudicator in the MGS Youth Under-14s Debate Challenge Shield 2013. The MGS Youth Under-14s Debate Challenge Shield is an annual debate tournament organised for Secondary 1 and 2 debaters that seeks to provide them with the opportunity to debate thought-provoking motions, hone their debating skills and even meet new peers.

The tournament will take place on the 29th of June and the 6th of July (Saturdays). The schedule for both days of the competition has also been attached with this email for your reference. Food will be provided on both days for all invited judges. Judges will be thanked with a token of appreciation.

Interested judges can contact Rachel, at dd_rach@live.com.sg or at the number 91138557, and include a brief paragraph with your coaching and judging experience.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours sincerely,
Rachel Ang
Head of the organising committee
Debate Society, Methodist Girls’ School

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Raffles Debate Academy Under-14 Debate Championships 2013 – RESULTS

On the 25th of May and 1st of June 2013, the Raffles Debate Academy organised its annual Under-14 Debating Championships. Now in its tenth year, the annual tournament provides a rigorous competitive platform for debaters aged Secondary 2 and below to hone their oratory and intellect.

United World College of South East Asia beat Hwa Chong Institution and emerged as champions of the competition.

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Click on "Continue Reading" for more results of the RDA U-14 Debating Championships 2013.

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