Debate it: resources and workshops

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Debate it: resources and workshops

We’ve got loads of Debates material for you to download. And if you’re still hungry for information, you can attend one of our workshops or debates days.

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Debates materials

If you’d like a hard copy of any of these resources, send an email with your name and postal address to [email protected]. Otherwise, get downloading!

More resources 

For a full list of resources about development issues and countries Concern works in, have a look in our schools resources section.

Debates workshops

If you’re thinking of entering a team in the Concern Debates, but aren’t sure what’s involved, contact us to find out about our debates workshops.

We can arrange a debates workshop at your school. It lasts approximately two hours and can accommodate a minimum of 25 students. We’ll also be running workshops where students from several schools will come together to learn about the art of debating.

At the end of the workshop, the students can put their new skills to the test in a mini-debate. It's an excellent way to introduce students to debating. It’s also a useful way to refresh your knowledge if you are already familiar with the debates.

Debates Video

Check out the fantastic debate between finalists, St Kilian's German School and Athlone Community College. If you are looking to participate in the Concern Debates programme next year, but you're not sure where to start, this video will give a great insight into how the debates are structured!

Debates days

Dates and venues for the coming year will be announced once teams have registered. If you are interested please let us know when you register your team.

If you’re interested in taking part in one of these days, or if you just want more information, contact us at [email protected].

If you have a question of Concern, our troubleshooting FAQ may have the answer.

Concern Debates Training Video

New to Debating? Not sure how to structure your speech and gain top marks? Check out the students from Portmarnock Community School below and see our full playlist here. Each video highlights where the students are getting marked and are a good introduction to get acquainted with the marking sheet.

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