Assumption College is a member of the Debating Association of Victoria’s school competition. We compete against up to 40 schools within the Coburg region. There are generally five debates a year in this system, which can lead to additional debates in the finals.
Debating assists in the development of critical thinking skills – logic, reason, accuracy and mental agility are all advanced through the process. This helps students in many areas of life, teaching patience and expanding worldviews.
Debating is also a fantastic way to develop public speaking skills. Students will grow their confidence and improve their ability to articulate concepts in front of a crowd, making them better equipped for university lecture halls and workplaces later in life.