By participating in a debate clinic, students discuss the definition of a debate and the skills that are needed to perform in one successfully, and they learn how teams are organized in tournaments. Students then learn how to identify arguments in debate speeches and create arguments in response to sample topics. The clinic concludes with a practice debate where students can deliver their own arguments to an audience.
Clinics are free of charge and 90 minutes long; they take place via Zoom with students divided into 12-person sections. Please email James_Miller@fairfaxcollegiate.com if you would like your child to be in the same section as another student.
Stay tuned for information about the dates for upcoming clinics in the fall.
If you would like to join a debate club in October 2021 and/or January 2022, please visit our Clubs page.