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Virtual Debate Competition

Together with Debate Mate, we are inviting students in Years 11-13 to take part in our Virtual Debate Competition.

Register your school
Register by Friday 12 November to secure your school's place

The Virtual Debate Competition will take place from 3-5 December 2021.  It is open to all COBIS schools, including Applicant schools. This competition is recommended for students in years 11-13, aged 16+.

Over three days, students will have the opportunity to showcase their debating skills and compete against their international peers through live debates on Zoom. Students will receive high quality and extensive feedback from expert judges after each debate, allowing them to improve and practice their skills. 

Preparing for and engaging in logical and stimulating debate is an excellent way for students to cultivate skills such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork and the ability to respect opinions that differ from their own; an aptitude that is ever-important in a changing world. Participating in this competition is an excellent opportunity for students to exercise these skills and develop them further.

Download the draft schedule to view the competition format. 

Draft schedule

Download our Virtual Debate Competition poster to promote the event in your school.

Competition poster


  • One team: £150*
  • Two teams: £225*
  • Three teams : £275*
  • Each additional team (beyond three teams) will cost £90*

*Price inclusive of VAT

How to register

There is no limit on the number of teams each school can enter. 

Teams can include up to 6 students, however only 4 students per team will be able to take part in each debate.

Please register using this online registration form. 

Registration will close on Friday 12 November 2021.


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Debate Mate is an innovative global social business that employs elite debate mentors to teach the skills of communication and leadership in schools and businesses across the world. With 13 years of experience, we run one of the worlds largest debating programmes and we equip people of all ages and backgrounds with the ability to communicate & collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, to think critically and creatively, whilst also developing empathy, resilience and core confidence. We have worked with over 1,500 businesses and brands and work with 6,000 young people each week.