“Hello everyone! I am going to share what debate is, why I like debate and how it has helped me.
Debating is basically arguing about the rights and wrongs of policies and ideas. There will be one affirmative team and one negative team debating about a single topic.
Here’s why I like debate. I think debate competition is a combination of sharing your ideas and also having fun! Though there are losses during a contest, you get to learn from better opposing teams. I have learnt a lot from debate and like it very much.
I feel debate is a combination of creativity and public speaking, which means you can practice and learn a lot in those two fields.
In debate, your team has to write a set of speeches with many supporting points. That means we need to be diligent in finding good facts and figures. We also need to think creatively to make good arguments.
As for speaking, when we debate, we have to speak clearly and fluently in order to win the competition, so we need to practise a lot and develop our skills.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you will join or continue with debate in the future.” Liam Chau (P6 Student) – St Margaret’s Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School