DEBATING WORKSHOP

24 July 2018

Shantanu Kulshreshtha (Ex- Jayaji, 2016) conducted a debating workshop in School from 14th July to 16th July 2018. He drilled children in the Oxford, Cambridge and Parliamentary styles of debating. The participants were familiarised with the intricacies of each format and the debating jargon peculiar to each. The technical terms were simplified for the purpose of effectiveness in developing cogent arguments. One session was devoted exclusively to get children initiated into alternate ways of approaching a motion. Mock drills made all the theoretical knowledge alive for our boys. In addition to active debating the participants were also made to adjudicate so as to get a better understanding of speaker roles and the flow of the debate.