Nine schools will participate in the fourth Annual National Secondary Schools’ Debating Competition, sponsored by the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) that begins next week.
They are Alleyne School, Frederick Smith Secondary, Harrison College, The Lodge School, Queen’s College, The St. Michael School, St. Winifred’s School, Combermere and Deighton Griffith.
The preliminary rounds start on Tuesday, October 16 and will end on Thursday, October 19. There will be two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. On Thursday there will be a single session at 10:00 a.m.
The moot for the preliminary rounds is: Social media has no place in the classroom.
The four top-scoring teams from the preliminary rounds will advance to the semi-final rounds; while the two winning teams from the semi-final rounds will advance to the finals.
Members of the public are invited to attend the preliminary rounds of the debates.