So why debate?

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Team TYK (Tampereen yhteiskoulun lukio) has practised debating for years, fifteen or so. With the new format came new challenges and this made us more enthusiastic again. We have got help from Tampere University Debating Society, the judges in the Semifinals came from there. We are particularly grateful for the well timed advice after Christmas when the students’ motivation was at its highest.

To win second place among Estonians, who are more experienced in debating than we are and compete against the best in the world, was a rewarding eperience. We now know that we are on the right path and will put some more effort into training. And it is exactly what we want to tell you all, keep on practising, get some advice from experts and test your skills e.g. in Tallinn next year. It is worth all your efforts!

Kristiina Leskinen

Overview of preliminary round motion for Tallinn competition 2013

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The Tallinn organisers have compiled a short overview regarding the motion in the preliminary rounds. This overview contains an explanation what is sovereign debt default, guiding questions and some useful articles. The overview can be seen on the link below:

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Why debate?

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I totally agree with the Administrator on his ideas concerning debating. There is , however, at least one more element here to be considered, and that is cooperation between schools and teachers. Without it there would be very little cooperation between students. So all those of us who still have the time and faith to keep on debating, well done. Keep up the good work!

Kristiina Leskinen from Tampereen yhteiskoulun lukio