The following debates have been selected from the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships and the World Schools’ Debating Championships as examples of well-conducted debates. Use them as a training resource: consider what you thought each speaker did well or poorly, or have a go at judging the debate yourself!
NEW ZEALAND v SOUTH KOREA (WSDC 2018)
Motion: This house would ban all advertising
NEW ZEALAND V ESTONIA (WSDC 2018)
Motion: This house regrets the Belt and Road initiative
CHINA V INDIA (WSDC 2018 Grand Final)
Motion: This House believes that the West should end all arms sales and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
AUCKLAND WHITE v AUCKLAND BLUE (NZSDC 2016)
Motion: This House supports educational institutions choosing not to restrict freedom of expression.
ENGLAND v SINGAPORE (WSDC 2017)
Motion: This House supports restrictions on free speech to combat the rise of right-wing populism.