Debate for Change Tournament
Debate for Change Tournament is the first of our new ACAMIS student initiated activities. It originated through ACAMIS Service Learning Awards where one of the grants at the 2018 Spring Leadership Conference went to students from Dulwich College Beijing who created a debate contest to raise funds to support charities. It is heartwarming to see student involvement of this kind. ACAMIS has now adopted the debate activity as an annual event with Dulwich College Beijing. Participation is open to all ACAMIS member schools and we hope you will become involved. A team of three persons or an individual can take part. Although three prizes will be awarded, Debate for Change is meant to be a learning experience and anyone or any team can take part. Experience is not required, but keen interest in debate or public speaking will enhance the learning opportunity. Over an exciting two days, students will grow as critical thinkers, collaborate as debaters, and gain awareness of service in a local community while interacting with fundraising in a more personal and engaging way. Anyone interested in leadership, the study of law, public relations or public service will benefit immensely from this experience. The event is designed for middle school students (Years 7, 8, 9/Grades 6, 7, 8) and lower secondary students (Years 10, 11/Grade 9, 10). For an example of the event, see the photos and information from the previous year below.
Join us for this unique student-initiated and student-led event!
In preparation for the next Debate for Change Tournament in 2020, we are proud to announce a new executive team who will continue to organise the competition. The student team will be led by Yi Xin Lee (Director of Operations) and Erik Chen (Director of Strategy), ably advised by Kevin Yao and Ryan Zeng. We are sure they will work hard to continue this legacy of bridging debate and service and look forward to see what they will achieve in the coming year.
No debate experience is necessary to participate in this fun growth experience where a lot of learning and extension takes place, not to mention making many new friends!
Due to extended school closings, the tournament will be postponed until further notice. Dulwich College Beijing is currently reviewing their school calendar to find new dates and will announce once it is available. We are all very excited about this event and hope to find an alternative date to reschedule after schools are allowed to reopen and will share it with you when it is known.
- Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA)
- Canadian International School Beijing (CISB)
- Dulwich College Beijing (DCB)
- Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ)
- Dulwich International Highschool Suzhou (DHSZ)
- Nanjing International School (NIS)
- Tsinghua International School (THIS)
- Western Academy of Beijing (WAB)