QatarDebate organizes the first QPSDL for the 2020/2021 season
Doha – QatarDebate Center
QatarDebate Center – a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – organized the first Preparatory Schools Debate League in English on Saturday, 28 November 2020 for boys.
30 teams took part in the QPSDL representing 21 schools, including 90 debaters and 35 adjudicators.
The debate league had a number of distinctive discussions on issues related to sustainable development, distant education and labor laws.
The teams debated about the following issues:
- This house would only provide aid to nations that pursue environmentally sustainable development
- This house believes that schools and universities should continue teaching primarily online even after COVID-19
- This house would significantly relax labor regulations in times of high unemployment (e.g. workplace health and safety standards, minimum wage, working hour restrictions etc.)
Results of the School Debates League in English – Boys:
For the schools that teach English as primary language, the school that won first place according to the highest accumulative points, was “DPS Modern Indian School” while “Olive International School” came in second and “Birla Public School” came in third. The league witnessed enthusiastic competition among the participants, and the top 3 speakers came from two schools: coming in first place was Amisha Johan from Stafford Sri Lankan School and both Krish Nagrani and Govinid Krishna from DPS Modern Indian School tied in second place.
As for schools that teach English as a second language, Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Preparatory School’s team came first, and Hamza bin AbdullMutalib Preparatory School came second. The best speakers of the school Debates league were Fadi Mohamed Issa and Hareth Fouad from Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Preparatory School and Ahmed Yasser from Hamza bin AbdullMutalib Preparatory School.
The league was attended by a number of representatives from QatarDebate Center, who thanked the schools’ administration, teams, coaches and adjudicators for their contribution to the success of the league.
Preparatory Schools Debate League – Girls
On Saturday, November 21, 2020, QatarDebate organized the first Qatar Preparatory Schools Debate League in English for girls.
36 teams participated representing 22 schools, where 108 debaters competed in and 35 adjudicators participated in.
The teams debated 3 motions, the first and the third motions were prepared beforehand and were similar to the boys’ motions. The second, however, was improvised: this house regrets the rise Snapchat/Instagram beautification filters.
Results of the School Debates League in English – Girls:
According to the league system, the points obtained by the two top teams in the championship are accumulated. The following schools have obtained the highest points:
For the schools that teach English as primary language: DPS Modern Indian School team came in first place, Pakistan International School team came in the second place, and Olive International School team came in third place. As for schools that teach English as a second language, accumulating the highest scores, Amna bint Wahab Preparatory School’s team came in first, Moza bint Mohamed Preparatory school came in second, and Fatima bint Al-Waleed Preparatory school came in third.