The Auckland Schools Debating committee is the largest secondary school debating competition in the country. The Impromptu Cup is a two-day tournament held in August.
Competing in debating is a great way for students to gain valuable communication, teamwork, and logical thinking skills while meeting new people from across the country. Students compete in teams of three and take either the affirmative or the negative side of a topic. Two teams debate the given topic through a series of speeches where each team presents their own arguments and rebuts their opponent's arguments. At the end of the round, judges choose a winner.
Students who want to participate should join their school's team.
For more information visit the official website here.
Open to anyone, but will vary by grade
Junior Open - $45/team
Senior Open - $45/team
Advanced Open - $100/team
Premier Junior - $100/team
Premier Advanced - $100/team
Open to beginners