Wits & Words: Inter-school Debate Championship

Date Details Venue
24 Feb (Sat) Preliminary Round 1  Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
03 Mar (Sat) Preliminary Round 2  Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
12 Mar (Mon) Preliminary Round 3 Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
07 Apr (Sat) Quarter-Finals TBC
20 Apr (Fri) Semi-Finals TBC
23 May (Wed) 3rd/4th Placing MOE Heritage Centre, Training Room 4
28 May (Mon) Grand Finals MOE Edutorium 

Target Group

Primary 5 & 6 pupils

Description

The Wits & Words: Inter-school Debate Championship is jointly organised by the Gifted Education Branch with Debate Association (Singapore) and Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary). This competition focuses on building the oral competencies of verbally talented pupils.

Since 2015, a divisional system has been introduced for the competition in which teams compete in one of two divisions. Each division has separate preliminary rounds, break rounds and final round. The dates in the table above apply to both divisions.

The Wits & Words: Inter-school Debate Championship also enjoys the support of the National Library Board (NLB) in terms of conducting workshops on library research for interested debating teams and teachers. Please check the official website for information on the NLB research workshops.

Online registration for Wits & Words: Inter-school Debate Championship 2018 is now available (Deadline is 26 Jan 18).

For more information on the Wits & Words: Inter-school Debate Championship 2018, please visit the online website at https://sites.google.com/site/witsandwordsidc/.