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  1. Confident delivery gives winning school the edge

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Kong'. This was a first-round match in the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. It was adjudicated by Jeff Bell, a NET from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School. Islamic argued ... some advice for the debaters. 'In a debate, it's important to give a good first impression. Debaters tend to be less confident with rebuttals. So it's easier to warm up ...

  2. Tam Pak Yu's day

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei In round six of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition division three debate, STFA Tam Pak Yu College matched up against Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School to tackle the motion 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to take care of its poor'. Tam Pak Yu took the affirmative view and Sam Yuk the negative. The debate took place last Tuesday at STFA Tam Pak Yu ...

  3. Young debaters shine at international event

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Allen During a week of vigorous competition, the Hong Kong debating team shone again on the world stage in the Heart of Europe Debating Championships 2011 held in the Czech Republic. The squad, which was split into two teams of five, faced strong opposition from other teams in the first eight preliminary rounds. Topics for debates ranged from nuclear power to immigration policy. ...

  4. A battle of wits

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei In the fifth round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School and Notre Dame College debated the motion 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to ensure gender equality'. Sam Yuk was the affirmative and Notre Dame took the negative stance. The debate took place on Tuesday at Notre Dame College. The adjudicators were Jeff ...

  5. Comment - Debates

    Matter of debate gets serious

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition, which began in 2000, has become Hong Kong's largest debating competition. The competition, jointly organised ... will take place tomorrow between Pui Tak Canossian College and Ying Wa College at the Mariners' Club. They will debate the motion 'Hong Kong is taking care of animal rights'. ...

  6. Let's hear them out one last time!

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The stage is set for the grand final of the 11th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition to be held next Tuesday at Hong Kong Baptist University. The contest is sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Let's take a look at the debaters, their views about the final and comments from their coaches. Kap Yan Directors' College Note: The school has not yet decided ...

  7. Debate draws students together

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei The Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition is on a summer break but local debaters are not taking any time off. They welcomed six Shanghai secondary schools to the Shanghai-Hong Kong Debating Competition 2011 last week. Students took part in three days of competition at Hong Kong Baptist University, where they debated topics including social values, technology ...

  8. Argued with emotion

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The schools debated the motion: 'public, performing animal shows are beneficial.' Cheng Wing Gee took the affirmative side and Hioe Tjo Yoeng the negative. The debate took place last Tuesday at Cheng Wing Gee. Nalini Fernandes and Petunia Kinsley, English teachers from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, adjudicated. They gave the edge to Hioe Tjo ...

  9. letters

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hung Sai-sai, Pooi To Middle School Ideas speak louder than grammar Recently I took part in a debate for the first time in two years. In the past, I was a Chinese debater, but now I have switched to English. The context of debates in the two languages shouldn't be much different. However I noticed that English debaters put more emphasis on delivery and pronunciation. I am ...

  10. HK debate team makes top 16

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Allen Hong Kong always makes it to the top 16 teams in the world for schools debating, and this year was no different. The team returned from the World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland, last month as quarter-finalists. The team got off to a rocky start at the competition, losing two out of the first four debates. But after an excursion to the Edinburgh arts ...




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