Competitive debates give your students the chance to meet debaters from other schools and from around the world, and to speak in exciting venues. Who knows – your class may contain the next member of your national World Schools’ Debating Team! Find out more about some of the formats here…
This is a competitive format for teams of two used in the ESU Schools’ Mace Debating Competition.
This is a simple format for teams of three (and structured audience participation) used both in the classroom and in competitions.
This is a competitive format commonly used in university-run competitions.