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Concern Debating Competition Training Event

Concern Debating Competition Training Event

Concern Primary Debates Programme

The Concern Primary Debates Programme is a fun educational programme run by ESCI centres in conjunction with Ireland’s largest NGO, Concern Worldwide. The programme is open to senior primary students

What are the aims of the programme?

1. Promote a deeper awareness and understanding of the global issues affecting the lives of millions of people in the developing world.

2. To provide students with a public forum to develop skills in research, critical thinking and debating.

3. To encourage students and teachers to become lifelong advocates on issues relating to development, poverty and human rights.

What’s involved?

Students will have a chance to debate against other schools on topics linking to the work of Concern and themes related to the lives of young people here in Ireland. Debates are marked by independent volunteer adjudicators who give feedback to students and announce the winner of the debate.

Training is provided for both teachers and students by Concern Worldwide along with fun resources and videos to use in the classroom to prepare for debates

Each ESCI centres manages debates between regional schools. Each ESCI centre will organise a final in January. Come February 2023, each ESCI school finalist will progress to the National Stages of the Concern Primary Debates, and be in with the chance to be the All Island Concern Primary Debates Champion

Check out our website here https://www.concern.net/schools-and-youth/debates/primary-school

Check out our teacher information video here

How many per team?

There are three students per team but teachers are permitted to change teams for each debate. There are opportunities for students to be a chairperson/ timekeeper and researchers.

How do I sign up?

Contact your local ESCI centre or sign up for Limerick Education Centre Debating Competition through this course/meeting.  If you have any queries please feel free to contact us - courses@lec.ie

Course Properties

Course Date 26-09-2022 4:00 pm
Course End Date 26-09-2022 5:00 pm
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