Frau Zinn und Frau Brune
- different exercises and games to practice free speech and to improve your English language skills
- field trips and competitions against other schools in the German Debating League
- a lot of fun and exciting discussions
Grab some friends and join our next meeting!
when: Wednesdays, 2.15pm
where: room 112
WE ARE OPEN FOR STUDENTS OF YEAR 8 - 12!
Competitions year 2022/23
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 27th January
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 18th March
- rounds 5&6: Wednesday, 17th May
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 25th November in Heilbronn
motion: THBT foreign citizens with a residence permit should be allowed to vote in all elections
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 4th February
- rounds 5-8: Friday, 10th - 12th March in Würzburg
We'll let you know the motions and where the competitions will take place as soon as possible!
For more detailed information on tournaments see: www.schoolsdebate.org
Competitions year 2021/22
- rounds 1&2: Tuesday, 25th January
motion: THBT schools should prioritize the teaching of practical everyday skills over general knowledge
- rounds 3&4: Thursday, 31st March
motion: THW ban minors from social media.
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 13th May
motion: THW ban the breeding of wild animals for petting programmes at zoos.
- final rounds: Friday, 21st - Sunday, 22nd May
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 26th November - online
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 5th Febuary - online
motion: THBT executive managers of private companies should be elected by their employees.
- rounds 5-8: Friday, 18th - 20th March - online
motion: THBT universities should admit applicants for degree programmes randomly rather than based on their school grades.
motion: THBT developing countries should not sell land to individuals or companies from foreign countries.
Congratulations to our Senior Team that reached this year's octofinals and to Johanna Gring, who ranked 2nd best individual speaker.
Competitions year 2020/21
- rounds 1&2: Wednesday, 13th January
motion: THBT fairy tales have a bad influence on young children.
- rounds 3&4: Thursday, 25th February
motion: THBT schools should make a conscious effort to include literature by authors from minority groups in their curriculum.
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 16th April
motion: THW make computer science a compulsory subject from grade 8 onwards.
- final rounds: Friday, 18th - Sunday, 20th June
motion: THBT people who want to have children have a moral obligation to adopt before having their own biological children
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 20th November
motion: TH prefers a world in which universities based tuition on student earnings after graduation
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 30th January
motion: TH regrets the rise of true crime entertainment
- rounds 5-8: Friday, 5th - 7th March
motion: THW would encourage research into human cloning
motion: THW make companies liable for human rights abuses that occur anywhere in their supply chains
Competitions year 2019/20
- rounds 1&2: Thursday, 16th January in Gaggenau
motion: TH supports Extinction Rebellion
- rounds 3&4: Wednesday, 19th February at GGK
motion: THBT the Olympic Games should have permanent competition site
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 27th March in Stuttgart
motion: TH supports the development of self-driving cars.
- final rounds in Rottweil: 19th - 21th June
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 8th November at GGK
motion: TH believes that countries should hold a referendum before engaging in war
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 25th January in Lahr
motion: THW ban prenatal screening for genetic disorders
- rounds 5-8: 6th - 8th March in Würzburg
motion: THBT all decisions of the European Council should be taken by majority vote
motion: TH supports the cultivation of genetically modified foods
- final rounds: Saturday, 23th May
Competitions year 2018/19
- rounds 1&2: Wednesday, 23rd January in Stuttgart
Motion: THW not go on holiday in developing countries
- rounds 3&4: Thursday, 21st February at GGK
Motion: TH opposes digitalization at a primary school level
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 29th March in Stuttgart
Motion: THW lower the voting age to 14 in all German elections
- final rounds in Rottweil: 28th - 30th June
Motion: THBT individuals should not be punished for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for pesonal consumption
Motion: THW ban single-sex schools
Congratulations to our team that won this year's Junior League!
Competitions year 2017/18
- Rounds 1&2: Thursday, 7th December at GGK
Motion: THW abolish marks in PE, Music and Art.
- Rounds 3&4: Friday, 2nd February in Emmendingen
Motion: This House believes that beauty peagants should be banned.
- Rounds 5&6: Wednesday, 14th March in Lahr
Motion: This House believes that all parents should be required to take parental classes before having a child.
- finals: 15th - 17th June
- Rounds 1&2: Friday, 24th November in Lahr
Motion: This House would introduce a universal basic income.
- Rounds 3&4: Saturday, 27th January at GGK
Motion: THBT Saudi Arabia is the biggest threat to stability in the Middle East
- rounds 5-8: 2nd - 4th March in Mannheim
Motion: This House fears the rise of artificial intelligence
Motion: This House would end EU membership negotiations with Turkey
- finals: Saturday, 9th June
Competitions year 2016/17
- Rounds 1&2: Thursday, 8th December in Heilbronn
Motion: "THW implement unisex toilets in all public buildings."
- Rounds 3+4: Friday, 27th January at GGK
Motion: "This house believes that characters with disabilities or significant illnesses in film or television should always be portrayed by individuals with said disabilities and illnesses."
- Rounds 5+6: Wednesday, 5th March in Vaihingen
Motion: "THBT parents should be allowed to choose their baby's sex"
- final rounds: 19th - 21st May
- Rounds 1&2: Friday, 18th November
- Rounds 3+4: Saturday, 21st January
- final rounds in Würzburg: 17th - 19th February
Competitions year 2015/16
- Rounds 1&2: 8th Dec at the Goethe-Gymnasium Karlsruhe
Motion: THW charge football clubs for the policing of football matches
- Rounds 3&4: 28th Jan in Stuttgart
Motion: THB that physical education classes should be coeducational in all year groups
- Rounds 5&6: 22th April
- Final rounds: 10th – 12th June
- Rounds 1&2: 13th Nov 2016 in Stuttgart
Motion: TH approves of Ms Merkels open-door policy towards refugees
- Rounds 3&4: 23th Jan in Frankfurt
Motion: TH does not support air strikes against IS
- Rounds 5-8: 26th – 28th Feb Würzburgweekend
- Finals: 4th June in Stuttgart