QatarDebate Center, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, recently organised the second league of the Preparatory School Debates in English for boys and girls.
As many as 30 teams participated representing 21 schools, where about 90 debaters competed and 35 adjudicators participated. The debate league had a number of distinctive discussions on issues related to sustainable development, distance education and labour laws.
The teams debated on the following issues:
* This house would only provide aid to nations that pursue environmentally sustainable development
* This house believes that schools and universities should continue teaching primarily online even after Covid-19
* This house would significantly relax labour regulations in times of high unemployment (e.g. workplace health and safety standards, minimum wage, working hour restrictions etc.)
Among the schools that teach English as primary language, the school that won first place according to the highest accumulative points, was DPS Modern Indian School while Olive International School came in second and Birla Public School came in third.
The league witnessed enthusiastic competition among the participants, and the top three speakers came from two schools. Coming in the first place was Amisha Johan from Stafford Sri Lankan School and both Krish Nagrani and Govinid Krishna from DPS Modern Indian School tied in the second place.
As for schools that teach English as a second language, Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Preparatory School's team came first, and Hamza bin Abdullmutalib Preparatory School came second. The best speakers of the school debates league were Fadi Mohamed Issa and Hareth Fouad from Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Preparatory School and Ahmed Yasser from Hamza bin Abdullmutalib Preparatory School.
The league was attended by a number of representatives from QatarDebate Center, who thanked the schools' administration, teams, coaches and adjudicators.
As for the Second League of School Debates in English – Girls, 36 teams participated representing 22 schools, where 108 debaters competed and 35 adjudicators took part. The teams debated three motions. The first and the third motions were prepared beforehand and were similar to the boys' motions. The second, however, was improvised:
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For the schools that teach English as primary language: DPS Modern Indian School team came in the first place, Pakistan International School team came second and Olive International School team third.
As for schools that teach English as a second language, accumulating the highest scores, Amna bint Wahab Preparatory School's team came first, Moza bint Mohamed Preparatory school came second, and Fatima bint Al-Waleed Preparatory school third.