The Tenth Day of BSI: Debate

debate team with trophy

Only two days left till the end of the year! Do not forget to contribute to BSI PTO to support our exciting programs, especially if you want to take advantage of the tax deduction. Today, we will highlight another exciting enrichment opportunity offered to our children – Debate!

Debate is an after school enrichment offered to students in Grades 5 and up. Our debate enrichment is a partnership with Agape Leaders Institute, which has been working with various organizations and schools to provide comprehensive debate and speech training to help children become confident speakers. It is designed to teach students the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation skills that will enable them to develop confidence, self-esteem, critical thinking skills, creativity, and leadership.

Students have improved their communication skills in a safe and secure environment and they all walked away from this program knowing how to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute opponents. Let’s make sure activities like debate continue at BSI and advance our children’s experiences!

Last year, our 7th grade Debate team won the championship
This year, our 5th Grade Debate team got 2nd place for the best team in Intermediate division among 5th grade teams!