Hong Kong Schools Debating Council
I must first apologies for this late announcement. Last night was hectic to say the least as we worked to get the website for The Hong Kong Schools Debating Council (HKSDC) up and run. I must thank my counterpart Heather Pickerell who was very helpful in its creation. You can now see the official Home of Hong Kong Debating at http://hksdc.wordpress.com/.
One of the goals of the Hong Kong School’s Debating Council is to increase communication amongst the student debating community, and we aim to do this by creating a network of interested debaters, teachers, coaches, adjudicators and associates.
It is our intention that this basic contact information will facilitate us in contacting you about upcoming events and debating news. HKSDC assures that all contact information will be kept confidential and used strictly for HKSDC communication purposes only within this organisation.
You can register under one of the following categories :
- Individual Teachers in member schools who are involved in debating
- Individual Students
- Associate members – ex individual teachers and students plus those able to contribute expertise from universities (usually ex school debaters) or other fields
Please note, that Form 1-3 or Years 7-9 are Junior whilst Form 4-6 and Years 10-13 are Senior.
Click here to register
A few words about HKSDC (http://hksdc.wordpress.com/about/) :
HKSDC was set up in April 2010 by a group of students and teachers to foster the development of debating in Secondary Schools and to make easier communication amongst the debating community Hong Kong.
We are the national representatives for both the World Schools Debating Championship and the World Individuals Debating and Public Speaking Championships and hold the authority for the selection processes for the Hong Kong teams for the aforementioned tournaments.
The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has generously thrown its full support behind the formation of this new body. The ESF will provide venues for tournaments, and fund workshops to promote worlds style debating and to bring together the secondary schools debating community of Hong Kong Kong.
HKSDC runs five one-day tournaments annual including The Hong Kong Schools Debating Championship (HKSDC), The Junior Hong Kong Schools Debating Championships (Jr HKSDC) and the Hong Kong Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (HKIDPSC). We also have workshops for coaches, students and adjudicators.
Paul Lau (HKSDC Webmaster)