Sunday, August 16, 2009

International Training Program 2009 - Workshop for Adjudicators

A workshop for Adjudicators conducted by the International Coaches was held on the 8th of August concurrently with a 1st round AAIC DC Schools League debate between S. Thomas' College and Colombo International School.

Adjudicators of all levels attended the workshop and were trained on basic as well as advanced judging skills

International Training Program 2009 - General Workshop for Schools

A large scale workshop conducted by Mr. Alex Campbell for school debaters mainly of the beginner to intermediate level was held on the 11th of August at the Law Faculty premises of the University of Colombo.

The workshop was attended by over 240 students from more than 35 schools across the country. The whole day workshop was organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka.

We wish to thank the Ministry of Education for supporting this venture of the Debaters' Council, the Moot Court & Debating Society of the Law Faculty for providing the logistics for the workshop and Asian Alliance Insurance PLC for sponsoring the certificates for the same

International Training Program 2009 - Advanced workshop for Schools' Debaters

An advanced workshop for school debaters well versed in debating was held on the 5th of August and conducted by the International Coaches. 30 approved students from 7 schools took part in the half day event. Advanced skills in further improving the already acquired art of debating were taught at the workshop.

The workshop was hosted by Ladies' College. We wish to thank the administration of the school for extending their support to our venture

International Training Program 2009 - Workshop for Universities

A two day workshop for University Debaters conducted by the Specialist International coaches Ms. Jessica Prince and Mr. Alex Campbell was held on the 3rd & 4th of August 2009. Approximately 30 participants from the Medical, Arts & Law Faculties of the University of Colombo, Royal Institute of Colombo & The University of Moratuwa participated at the event. The workshop was conducted in the British Parliamentary style of debate.

The coaches were also invited by the Dean of the Faculty of Law for a dinner on the 5th of August in recognition of their contribution.

AAIC DC Schools League Week 15 - CIS down STC

Colombo International School won their first debate of the Asian Alliance Insurance DC Schools League 2009, beating S. Thomas' College in a close debate on Saturday, 8th August 2009. The motion for debate was "TH Supports the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq", with STC proposing and CIS opposing.

The debate was held concurrently with an Adjudicators' workshop conducted by the Debaters' Council. It was adjudicated by the distinguished panel of Ms. Jessica Prince, Mr. Alex Campbell and Mr. Nishantha De Silva.

The details of the debate were as follows

Colombo International School vs S. Thomas' College - 3-0 (CIS)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Improving English debating - Sunday Times article

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