2021 Wales Schools Digital Debating Championships – Round 1

Wales’ top debaters fought for a place in the final of our digital 2021 Wales Schools Debating Championships .

It has been proven that debating empowers students to look critically at evidence presented to them, as well as helping them to confidently speak about their perspectives.

On Friday 12th February, students from Cardiff Sixth Form, Cardiff Academy and Westbourne school in Penarth, took part in heated individual and team debates during round one of the competition.

The first winner of the Individual speaker round was awarded to Zaynab from Cardiff Sixth Form, for her speech on the motion : ‘This house believes that all laws regarding Climate Change should be subject to a referendum.’

Maha & Sylvana also from Cardiff Sixth Form, came first in the teams round. They successfully argued in favour of the motion : ‘This house would financially incentivize paternity leave’.

The next two rounds will take place in March before the semi final and grand final on Tuesday March 16th.

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