We are excited to bring our Member Schools the first COBIS U16 Debate Competition in March 2020, for students in Years 7-10. This competition is in addition to the COBIS Student World Debate Competition for students in Years 11-13.
Registration for the COBIS U16 Debate Competition has now closed.
If you would like to join the waiting list, please complete the form below.
The COBIS U16 Debate Competition brings young COBIS student debaters together for an exciting three day event. The programme includes two days of debate competitions, a cultural excursion around Bucharest, plus plenty of opportunities for COBIS student networking.
The COBIS U16 Debate Competition 2020 aims to give students a great first experience of international debating. Students will compete both in their school team and in mixed debate teams, giving them the opportunity to work alongside and get to know fellow COBIS students from around the world.
For the School Team Debates, overall team points gained are added to the school team tally. For the Mixed Team Debates, individual debater points gained are added to each debater's school team tally.
Dates and Location
The COBIS Student World Debate Competition will take place between 18-21 March 2020 in Bucharest, Romania. The competition will be hosted by the International British School of Bucharest.
The programme will include two days of heated debates on the Friday and Saturday, plus a cultural excursion day on the Thursday.
Wednesday 18 March
Thursday 19 March
Cultural Excursion Day
Opening Ceremony Dinner - Black Tie or National Attire
Friday 20 March
Round 1: School Team Debate - Prepared
Round 2: Mixed Team Debate - Impromptu
Round 3: Mixed Team Debate - Impromptu
Round 4: Mixed Team Debate - Impromptu
Surprise Dinner Excursion
Saturday 21 March
Round 5: Mixed Team Debate - Impromptu
Round 6: Team Debate Finals - Impromptu
Grand Final: Team Debate Final - Impromptu
- Registration fee: £295 per school
- Participant fee: €395 per person
These costs include:
- Airport transfers
- 3 nights’ accommodation (Twin Share Room for students/Single Room for teachers)
- Hotel breakfast
- Cultural programme on Thursday
- Formal Opening Dinner on Thursday night
- Debating Friday/Saturday
- Lunch and dinner on Friday
- Lunch on Saturday
- Award Ceremony on Saturday
How to Register
Registration for the COBIS U16 Debate Competition closed on 25 September 2019. If you would like to join the waiting list, please complete this form.
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