Debating contest for students

Debating contest for students

In the Groninger Forum, students from pre-vocational secondary schools in the province of Groningen compete against each other in a debate based on energy-related themes.

During the debate they are assessed for their powers of persuasion, authenticity and originality. The students are trained first of all in the classroom in the art of debating; during these lessons they are taught about the ins and outs of Lower House debates. They learn how to defend a point of view successfully and they can start to practise with a range of motions. Guest lectures will also be provided by members of staff who work for GasTerra. In this way they can be thoroughly prepared for the real work: the debating contest. The students battle it out against students from other schools during an exciting show in the Groninger Forum.

The 6th debating contest was held on 5 and 6 April 2018 in the Groninger Forum.