The 2013 COBIS World Debate Competition

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The motion in a very close final was 'This house believes that organ donations should be obligatory'. BSN edged the English International College, Marbella to win the event.

The COBIS Student World Debate Competition 2013 was hosted by The Prague British School, Czech Republic 9-10 February 2013. Special thanks go to Mr Tim Roberts the Head of Secondary School and his team for organising such a memorable and highly successful interschool student event.

Students not only excelled and experienced a high standard of competitive debate, they also made new friends with students from other COBIS schools and enjoyed visiting the historic and beautiful city of Prague.

'Congratulations to all students who participated and contributed to the COBIS Student World Debate Competition. Your level of preparation, composure, flair and intellect is outstanding - you each have every reason to be extremely proud of your achievements both as individuals and as a teams' said Colin Bell, COBIS Executive Director.

The 16 COBIS schools which competed are as follows:

  • The British School of Bucharest, Romania
  • The British International School, Cairo, Egypt
  • Rygaards International School, Denmark
  • Sir James Henderson School, Milan, Italy
  • British School in The Netherlands
  • Berlin British School, Germany
  • English International College, Marbella, Spain
  • International British School of Bucharest, Romania
  • Kings College Madrid, Spain
  • Transylvania College, Romania
  • The British School of Paris, France
  • St George’s International School, Luxembourg
  • British School of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Repton School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Prague British School (two teams)

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