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 opportunity for Year 11-13 pupils to really put their speaking skills and knowledge to the test.

Public Speaking and Debating Competition 2022

The Public Speaking and Debating Competition 2022 was held on Saturday 26 February at LVS Ascot. Our judges were very impressed with the oratory skills the students showed. Results from the competition can be viewed below.

This competition is now closed.

ISA Public Speaking and Debating Competition 2022 – Results

Congratulations to all the students who competed in this year’s competition. We saw a high standard of well-argued debates, and speeches on a broad range of subjects including philosophy, family relationships and global politics.

The motions for this year’s competition were:

  • This house believes that space travel is unethical
  • This house believes that tourism benefits the world
  • This house believes that freedom to protest should be an unrestricted right

Well done to the winning teams; LVS Ascot, Cardiff Sixth Form College and Leighton Park School.

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.