Debating & Public Speaking

Debating & Public Speaking

The Concern Debates programme runs for several months and is completed over a number of stages. Every year, more than 120 schools take part in our programme which gives students the opportunity to research, explore and then debate some of the defining issues of today.

  • From September - December, the League Phase will take place. Each school will have three debates which will take place online.
  • In January, the top 64 schools will progress to the Knockout Stages of the programme. The Knockout Stages will continue online.
  • In March, the Quarter Finals will take place. These will be held in-person in mid-way venues arranged by the Concern Debates team.

Elphin Community College has always had a strong tradition in this competition over the last number of years with teams reaching the knock out stages.



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Aug 28
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