The Debate for Change Tournament
What is it?
The Debate for Change Tournament (DCT) is a student initiated event designed to bridge service and debating together. Through a knock-on debate competition, we hope to raise awareness for three local charities: HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment), the Yunnan Project and MCF (Migrant Children’s Foundation). As DCT is not-for-profit and has the support of the ACAMIS Service Learning Grant, all funds will go towards running costs and local charities. At the end of the competition, the winning teams will be able to choose which charity the money raised from the competition will go towards. In this way, students will grow as critical thinkers, collaborate as debaters, and gain awareness of our local community while interacting with fundraising in a more personal and engaging way.
Who can take part?
The DCT is open to all Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8, 9) and Key Stage 4 (Year 10, 11) students regardless of experience in debating. Students are welcome to sign up in teams of three or as individuals (as we are more than happy to help students find teammates).
To provide students with an educationally rich experience, teams from across China and Mongolia have also been invited. The tournament is open to all DCI schools, 75 ACAMIS schools, and the international schools in Beijing.
Where and when is it?
The competition will be hosted at Dulwich College Beijing and is scheduled to take place between Saturday 26th January and Sunday 27th January 2019.
How much does it cost? What will participants get?
The participation fee is 300 RMB which will include both lunch meals, official merchandise and an incredible opportunity to debate with students from all over Asia. All students will also receive a participation certificate, while top teams will receive trophies and the choice of which charity to support.
Will there be help to get prepared?
To help students improve their debating skills, the DCT Team will be organising extensive training sessions every Thursday after-school from 15:40 – 16:40 in Room 121. These are not compulsory, but will be an invaluable opportunity to help students improve public speaking skills. Additional resources will also be sent out to students upon signing-up to help give participants more guidance.
How do I sign up?
Please complete this form by clicking the following link by 1st November 2018:
For more information, please email DCT@dulwich-bejing.cn
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