Get your school involved
Find out how to register your school for the next round of debates.
Read our 2020 annual report
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We’ve got a host of Debating material for you to download and if you’re still hungry for more, you can attend one of our teacher training sessions or organise a student online workshop.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to attend a teacher information session or to schedule an online workshop with your students
Check out our range of Concern Debates handbooks and marking sheets to help you get started.
Motions for Debates League Phase 2021-2022|PDF(642 KB)
Debates Online League Phase How to Guide |PDF(534 KB)
Teachers Guide to Debates Online Platform |PDF(1 MB)
Debates Handbook 2020|PDF(7 MB)
Debates Adjudicator Handbook 2021|PDF(5 MB)
Adjudicator marking sheet and feedback form |PDF(694 KB)
Adjudicator Guide to Debates Online Platform|PDF(989 KB)
New Training Videos for 2021/22
Listen to our new podcast 'Debating Development'. The series aims to support teachers, student and adjudicators involved with the Concern Debates programme. Concern staff and former debaters are on hand to discuss top tips for succeeding in the competition and analysing some of the motions to give your team a head start!
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 online debates webinars.
Due to social distancing restrictions, we are unable to offer workshops in person but are available to run online webinars with students and their teachers. We will got through the rules of the competition, tips for writing a good speech and support with refutations and rebuttals.
We are also available to support teachers with technical support such as uploading videos of student speeches and any questions about the programme.
These five videos provide a step-by-step guide to succeeding at the Concern Debates.
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