- Unanimous win: 3-0
- Majority win: 2-1
- Majority loss: 1-2
- Unanimous loss: 0-3
Get your school involved
Find out how to register your school for the next round of debates.
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The Concern Debates competition runs for several months and is completed over a number of stages. Every year, more than 100 schools argue their motions in the hope of being our next debating champions.
Engaging young people with social justice issues is empowering for the teacher and the learner and brings a real sense of energy to the classroom and to the school environment.
Both finals took place over zoom on April 28th and 28th. You can watch them on the Concern YouTube channel on May 14th. Past participants of the contest include Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne and Virgin Media presenter Karen Koster.
Here are the several stages of the Concern Debates.
Registration for the Concern Debates usually begins around the summer holidays. By registering, you are not guaranteed a place. A Concern Debates staff member will be in touch to let you know if your application is successful.
The 2019 finalists argued whether "China in Africa is more monster than messiah".
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