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.
Our initial set of clinics are being held the week of December 14 and run from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Please complete the registration form below if you are interested in participating. If you would like to join a debate team in 2021, please visit our Clubs page.
Use the form below to reserve a place in an upcoming free debate clinic: