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.
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.