Debate events, whether in-house or interschool, offer students a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate their skills and develop confidence and mastery.
It is such a thrill to pit their team's research, knowledge and persuasive arguments against opposing teams.
Students experience the energy and positive feedback of an appreciative live audience in a safe and nurturing environment and can take pride in their achievements.
There really is nothing like a live debate!
Rise & Shine Adjudicator
Over the years that I've been adjudicating with Rise & Shine, I have witnessed so many students meet the challenge of public speaking with enthusiasm and confidence beyond their years. I have no doubt that the instruction in debating they are receiving from Lesli and her team is greatly enhancing the future prospects of these wonderful young people.
A Year 5 Loreto Nedlands Primary School student in action!
"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."
- J.K Rowling -
Interschool debates are organised between schools and community debating groups, running programs according to the Rise & Shine method.
Our interschool events are held annually toward the end of Terms 2, 3 and 4. Rise & Shine debating students have the opportunity to participate in an in-house debate in Term 1.
In-house debate events run within a school with students debating against others either within the same class or across multiple classes within the same school.
In-house debates are particularly suited to those students just starting out with debating, developing their confidence before taking on the challenge of interschool debating.