Public Speaking and Debating Competition

Research, reasoning, and public speaking skills are a few of the many benefits that come with learning to be a good orator. From planning your argument, even if it’s one you disagree with, to choosing your words with care, debating can prepare you to take on any challenge life may present to you. The ISA Public Speaking and Debating Competition is a wonderful challenge for pupils to really put their skills and knowledge to the test and celebrate the art of oratory.

Public Speaking and Debating Competition 2022

Event:  LVS Ascot, SL5 8DR – Saturday 26 February 2022 

This competition is now closed to entries.

ISA Public Speaking and Debating Rules and Guidelines 2022

ISA Public Speaking and Debating Competition 2021 – Results
As challenging as debating can be normally, students had to adapt to a very different competition this year with the event being held online.

The motions for this year’s competition were:

  • Should monuments to controversial historical figures remain?
  • Should there  be limits to free speech on social media?
  • Is trial by jury the best guarantor of justice?

Well done to everyone who took part, and congratulations to the winners, Leighton Park School, Cardiff Sixth Form College and LVS Ascot.

Click here to see the list of results

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Only schools whose Head is a member of the ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department if you wish to make an enquiry about joining the ISA.