Debate Competition for Grade VI to VIII


For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
-Margaret Haffernan

The atmosphere of Vidyatree Modern World College on April 7, 2017 was all warmed up as the Middle School prepared for a healthy ‘DEBATE COMPETITION’. The topic for debate competition was ‘100% attendance is compulsory to score good marks.’ The event witnessed by the staff and students who not only applauded students for bringing forth exceptional points but also for their courage to participate. The audience also developed their listening skills which would help them further in their lives.

The participants from all the houses were enthusiastic. The participants were as follows:

Gita House : Nilasha Pandey (Grade VIII Red) & Parth Tiwari (Grade VII Blue)

Socrates House : Harshit Shukla (Grade VII Red) & Tayyab Bhadrudja (Grade VIII)

Vivekanand House : Chirag Dubey (Grade VII Red) & Aradhya Srivastava (Grade VII Red)

Krishnamurti House : Naveel Rizvi (GradeVI Blue) & Shambavi Dwivedi (Grade VII Blue)

This Debate helped the students in building the skills of researching, organizing and presentation. It increased learners’ confidence, self esteem. It also improved the higher order and critical thinking skills. Debate encourages the speaking and listening skills of a student to be developed.

It took judges a tough time to decide that who stands first in the competition so finally after a discussion and decision was taken and the results were out.

Gita House students won the competition and a little behind them were Krishnamurti House. Third position was held by Vivekanand House and the last but never the least was Socrates House.