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ESU Schools' Mace 2016-17 National Final
Wed 22 March 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
Join us for the Schools' Mace Semi-Finals and Grand Final, where you'll get to see some of the best young school debaters battle it out to be named the best debating team in England.
The Schools’ Mace is one of the oldest and largest debating competition for schools in the United Kingdom and is suitable for students from Key Stage 3 onwards. Teams of two argue for or against a motion (e.g. women’s football is still not equal to men's) in a fun and competitive environment. In the process of the competition, students develop their knowledge of the world as well as their reasoning and presentation skills.
Semi-Finals will be from 10am-1pm, with the Grand Final draw being announced after 2 pm.
The Grand Final will commence at 3 pm, and the winning team will be announced at 4:45 pm.
The Grand Final motion is:
This House would lift the US Congress' ban on earmarks
If you wish to attend both the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final, please register for both tickets.
The Day’s Schedule
9 am - Arrival and Registration, refreshments
9:45 am - Welcome
10-10:50 am – Semi-Finals: Debate One
11am–11:50 am – Semi-Finals: Debate Two
12–12:50 pm – Semi-Finals: Debate Three
12:50-1:50 pm - Lunch (provided) and Semi-Finals judges’ deliberation
2 pm - Announcement of Grand Final draw
2:10–2:50 pm – Preparation time and coffee break
3 pm – Grand Final
3:50-4:45 pm – Grand Final judges’ deliberation
4:45 pm - Announcement of ESU Schools’ Mace 2016-17 Winner
Trophy and Medals Presentation
5:15 pm - Departure