On 26 – 27 October, the annual Zongheng Cup International School Chinese Debate Tournament took place at Dulwich College Beijing. The tournament was co-hosted with Debate Asia and attracted 332 students and 53 teams from 19 schools, including Dulwich College Beijing, International School of Beijing, Tsinghua International School, Keystone Academy and Beijing City International School.
After some strong competition and thoughtful debate, Leon L and Jason C were chosen as “Excellent Debaters”. And congratulations to Year 10 students Sally C, Leon L , Joanna J and Tracy L for achieving first place in the 14-16 age group, and Chloe H (Year 9), Ryan R (Year 9), Endora Y (Year 9), Eva C (Year 9), Jason C (Year 8) and Jiaying G (Year 8) for achieving third place in the under 14 age group.
What was unprecedented was the involvement of student leadership in the planning process. Kevin M co-organised this event with the Chinese Department teachers. A sincere thank you to all volunteers for their devotion and efforts, and we look forward to next year’s Chinese debate.
– Kevin M (Year 12) | Ms Grace Gong (Chinese teacher)
The Chinese Department at DCB is committed to the philosophy that public speaking and debate practice are valuable for students in their personal, academic and professional lives.