Frau Zinn und Frau Brune
- different exercises and games to practice free speech and to improve your English language skills
- field trips and competitions against other schools in the German Debating League
- a lot of fun and exciting discussions
Grab some friends and join our next meeting!
when: Wednesdays, 2.15pm
where: room 112
THIS YEAR WE ARE OPEN FOR STUDENTS OF YEAR 8 AND 11!
Competitions year 2020/21
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 20th November
motion: TH prefers a world in which universities based tuition on student earnings after graduation
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 30th January
- rounds 5-8: Friday, 5th - 7th March
- rounds 1&2: Wednesday, 13th January
motion: THBT fairy tales have a bad influence on young children.
- rounds 3&4: Thursday, 25th February
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 16th April
- final rounds: Friday, 18th - Sunday, 20th June
We'll let you know the motions and where the competitions will take place as soon as possible!
For more detailed information on tournaments see: www.schoolsdebate.org
Competitions year 2019/20
- rounds 1&2: Friday, 8th November at GGK
motion: TH believes that countries should hold a referendum before engaging in war
- rounds 3&4: Saturday, 25th January in Lahr
motion: THW ban prenatal screening for genetic disorders
- rounds 5-8: 6th - 8th March in Würzburg
motion: THBT all decisions of the European Council should be taken by majority vote
motion: TH supports the cultivation of genetically modified foods
- final rounds: Saturday, 23th May
- rounds 1&2: Thursday, 16th January in Gaggenau
motion: TH supports Extinction Rebellion
- rounds 3&4: Wednesday, 19th February at GGK
motion: THBT the Olympic Games should have permanent competition site
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 27th March in Stuttgart
motion: TH supports the development of self-driving cars.
- final rounds in Rottweil: 19th - 21th June
Competitions year 2018/19
- rounds 1&2: Wednesday, 23rd January in Stuttgart
Motion: THW not go on holiday in developing countries
- rounds 3&4: Thursday, 21st February at GGK
Motion: TH opposes digitalization at a primary school level
- rounds 5&6: Friday, 29th March in Stuttgart
Motion: THW lower the voting age to 14 in all German elections
- final rounds in Rottweil: 28th - 30th June
Motion: THBT individuals should not be punished for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for pesonal consumption
Motion: THW ban single-sex schools
Congratulations to our team that won this year's Junior League!
Competitions year 2017/18
- Rounds 1&2: Thursday, 7th December at GGK
Motion: THW abolish marks in PE, Music and Art.
- Rounds 3&4: Friday, 2nd February in Emmendingen
Motion: This House believes that beauty peagants should be banned.
- Rounds 5&6: Wednesday, 14th March in Lahr
Motion: This House believes that all parents should be required to take parental classes before having a child.
- finals: 15th - 17th June
- Rounds 1&2: Friday, 24th November in Lahr
Motion: This House would introduce a universal basic income.
- Rounds 3&4: Saturday, 27th January at GGK
Motion: THBT Saudi Arabia is the biggest threat to stability in the Middle East
- rounds 5-8: 2nd - 4th March in Mannheim
Motion: This House fears the rise of artificial intelligence
Motion: This House would end EU membership negotiations with Turkey
- finals: Saturday, 9th June
Competitions year 2016/17
- Rounds 1&2: Thursday, 8th December in Heilbronn
Motion: "THW implement unisex toilets in all public buildings."
- Rounds 3+4: Friday, 27th January at GGK
Motion: "This house believes that characters with disabilities or significant illnesses in film or television should always be portrayed by individuals with said disabilities and illnesses."
- Rounds 5+6: Wednesday, 5th March in Vaihingen
Motion: "THBT parents should be allowed to choose their baby's sex"
- final rounds: 19th - 21st May
- Rounds 1&2: Friday, 18th November
- Rounds 3+4: Saturday, 21st January
- final rounds in Würzburg: 17th - 19th February
Competitions year 2015/16
- Rounds 1&2: 8th Dec at the Goethe-Gymnasium Karlsruhe
Motion: THW charge football clubs for the policing of football matches
- Rounds 3&4: 28th Jan in Stuttgart
Motion: THB that physical education classes should be coeducational in all year groups
- Rounds 5&6: 22th April
- Final rounds: 10th – 12th June
- Rounds 1&2: 13th Nov 2016 in Stuttgart
Motion: TH approves of Ms Merkels open-door policy towards refugees
- Rounds 3&4: 23th Jan in Frankfurt
Motion: TH does not support air strikes against IS
- Rounds 5-8: 26th – 28th Feb Würzburgweekend
- Finals: 4th June in Stuttgart