Debating & Public Speaking

Debating at Hampton Park Secondary College is run through the Debaters Association of Victoria Inc (DAV).

Debating is an excellent way to develop your skills and confidence in public speaking, as well as improving on the ability to communicate ideas clearly and fluently. Being able to effectively communicate and critically think about a range of topics and issues are skills considered highly advantageous in the workforce, proving beneficial to a wide range of different professions.

We have a very committed group of senior students who meet regularly to prepare as team for debates. The topics can be seen or secret. For secret topics, teams arrive one hour earlier, in which time they prepare for the debate with their team and two other people who are not teachers or parents.

We are always looking for debating team members!

Our school also participates in the Model United Nations (Model UN). This is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Participation in this event is great for building up confidence and public speaking skills. Students work together representing different countries to negotiate world problems and solutions.

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