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AG DEBATING

Frau Zinn und Frau Brune


 debating

YOU’LL GET…

  • 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

Junior League:

  • rounds 1&2: Friday, 27th January
  • rounds 3&4: Saturday, 18th March
  • rounds 5&6: Wednesday, 17th May

Senior League:

  • 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

Junior League:

  • 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

Senior League:

  • 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

Junior League:

  • 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

Senior League:

  • 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

Junior League:

  • 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

Senior League:

  • 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

Junior League:

  • 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

Junior League:

  • 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

Senior League:

  • 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

Junior League:

  • 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

Senior League:

  • Rounds 1&2: Friday, 18th November
  • Rounds 3+4: Saturday, 21st January
  • final rounds in Würzburg: 17th - 19th February

Competitions year 2015/16

Junior League:

  • 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

Senior League

  • 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