2021 Wales Schools Digital Debating Championships – Round 2 & 3

As part of the digital 2021 Wales Schools Debating Championship, pupils from various schools participated with incredibly insightful views on socially relevant issues.

Debating and the intersecting skills developed and fortified with it are crucial to Welsh educational curriculum, hence this yearly event that will hopefully encourage students to engage in their communities and beyond, and at the same time increase their confidence when it comes to speak in public.

On March 3rd and 8th, students from Welsh schools participated in the second and third round before the grand final on Tuesday March 16th.

On March 3rd, Daniel from @Olchfaschool took first place in the individual speaker round, whereas Clara & Tom from @cslcardiff won the team debates. Additionally, on March 8th, Nayana @HowellsSchool won the individual speaker round, and Ayesha & Frances also from Howell’s School won this round’s team debate.

Topics discussed included gender equality, political climate action, emigration policies and mental health.

Thank you to WCVA for their funding and ongoing support, which has allowed us to continue running the competition.