T END Debating Matters Championships: Kent 2019

DEBATING MATTERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Kent 2019 -- Wednesday 13 February 2019

We are delighted our inaugural Kent Championship will be hosted by MidKent College in partnership with Localis.

Localis is an independent, leading not-for-profit think tank that was established in 2001. Localis’s work promotes ideas and policies designed to give places and people more control over the effects of globalisation. It is concerned with economic prosperity, but also enhancing other aspects of people’s lives such as family and culture.

MidKent College is one of the largest further education and training providers in the South East, offering an extensive range of learning and training services - whether it is training for work, learning to gain an academic qualification or to develop new skills. The College has two centres, in Gillingham and Maidstone in Kent, meaning it is well placed to offer learning right in the heart of the county.

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09:30 REGISTRATION

10:05-10:15 WELCOME

10:20-11:30 DEBATE 1

"We should build on the green belt"

GROUP 1 ROOM A

FOR:

MidKent College

AGAINST:

Dane Court Grammar School

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 1 ROOM B

FOR:

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham

AGAINST:

The North School

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 2 ROOM C

FOR:

The Thomas Aveling School

AGAINST:

Invicta Grammar School

CHAIR

JUDGES

11:30-11:40 CHANGEOVER

11:40-12:50 DEBATE 2

"Social media sites should filter out fake news stories"

GROUP 1 ROOM A

FOR:

MidKent College

AGAINST:

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 1 ROOM B

FOR:

The North School

AGAINST:

Dane Court Grammar School

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 2 ROOM D

FOR:

Highsted Grammar School

AGAINST:

Invicta Grammar School

CHAIR

JUDGES

12:50-13:50 LUNCH

14:00-15:10 DEBATE 3

"Autonomous vehicles will make driving safer"

GROUP 1 ROOM A

FOR:

The North School

AGAINST:

MidKent College

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 2 ROOM C

FOR:

Highsted Grammar School

AGAINST:

The Thomas Aveling School

CHAIR

JUDGES

GROUP 2 ROOM D

FOR:

Invicta Grammar School

AGAINST:

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

CHAIR

JUDGES

15:10-15:40 BREAK

15:40-17:00 FINAL

"Populism is a threat to democracy"

FOR:

Winner Group 1

AGAINST:

Winner Group 2

CHAIR

JUDGES

17:00-17:30 PRESENTATIONS AND FINAL WORDS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at MidKent College



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