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VERBATTLE MEETS EUROPE GRAND FINALE 2015

Verbattle meets Europe youth exchange conducted by the Czech Debate Society in Mikulovice, Jesenik district, Czech Republic in order to spread Verbattle in Europe. Verbattle meets Europe was funded by Erasmus+ of the European Union.

VERBATTLE MEETS EUROPE GRAND FINALE 2016

Verbattle meets Europe youth exchange conducted by the Czech Debate Society in Mikulovice, Jesenik district, Czech Republic in order to spread Verbattle in Europe. Verbattle meets Europe was funded byErasmus+ of the European Union.

global partners

Verbattle is proud to announce its partnership with The International Debate Education Association (IDEA), which develops, organizes, and promotes debate and debate-related activities in communities throughout the world.

The power of words to move and inspire change knows no boundaries. Verbattle is an inspiring example of the talent and ambition of young people everywhere to influence the world around them.

Over the last fifteen years, I have organised school and university debating competitions across the globe and judged the final of the World Championships on several occasions. Formal debate has great strengths. With only fifteen minutes preparation time, it forces students to think quickly, to be flexible, to understand many angles on a single issue, and to analyse logically.

Yet there are also weaknesses. Formal debates are adjudicated by a panel, not an audience. While this ensures fairness, it reduces the importance of presentation skills to make a case compelling. It encourages debaters to ignore the importance of varied pace, good body language, genuine passion and powerful illustrations in persuasion. Sadly, you can get a long way in competitive debates without being a good public speaker.

The Verbattle Junior competition reinforced the importance of these neglected skills. I saw young people speaking confidently without notes, linking logic to experience, communicating with an audience. Young people to be articulate yet great listeners, logical yet sensitive. This is the only way to change hearts and minds in the real world. It was an inspiration to enjoy hearing the speeches.

I wish Verbattle growth and success in the years to come. It is a magnificent programme.

Neill Harvey-Smith Associate, Garnett Simpson Chair, World Debating Council 2008-10.

Czech Debate Society

Czech Debate Society is a registered non-profit legal body in Czech Republic. Czech Debate Society has been founded in 2004 as Debate Club Olomouc to support debating activities in the city of Olomouc, but grew up and transformed into a nationwide organisation in 2012. One of world’s biggest open international debating tournament Heart of Europe, national debating competitions for high schools, Roma minority oriented Life is not Black and White project, own debate community centre and library in Olomouc and last but not least attempts to reconstruct an old military ammunitions storage into a schooling and leisure centre in the countryside (MUNA 33 Project) are just some projects of the society – all this without a single employee using only volunteers and with minimal overhead costs.
(www.c-d-s.cz)

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Verbattle invites Registrations for Verbattle Senior Debate Competition 2024.
Verbattle Debate Club invites annual membership for Regular / Online formats, from parents of students in the age group 08 - 16 years..
C) Verbattle announces the Debate Champions of Verbattle Karnataka 2024. Team Kirsten Wilfred Coelho & Pearl Andrea D'Souza from Little Rock Indian School, Bramhavar, stood Champions of Verbattle Junior Plus 2024 Debate Competition, while team Jennifer J & P.Bhavana Bhat from Vidyaniketan Public School, Ulla, Bengaluru and Team Aaryan Sajith Kumar & Vishruti from Kensri School & College, Bengaluru stood the finalists. Verbattle Speech Competition 2024 - Junior has its top 3 speakers from Vidyashilp Academy, Bengaluru - Aadya Kanchan, Ayman Ahmed and Diva Jain.
Team Aryan A Karkun & Sakshi Kulkarni from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Hubballi, stood the Winner of Verbattle Junior 2024 Championship while team Viraj Simha P & Dhruvi Thakkar from KLE Soceity's School, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru and team Sidharth Kanan & Anika Prashanth from Gopalan International School, Bengaluru bagged the Finalist positions
Team Ritesh R Gadagoli & Samarth M Kuratti from St. Antony's Public School, Hubballi, stood the Winner of Verbattle Kannada 2024 Championship while team Deeksha D.S. & Kishala K from Vidyaniketan Public School, Ullal, Bengaluru and team Nidhi Karthik Agara & Rishvika Satheesh from Gopalan National School, Bengaluru bagged the Finalist positions.
Team Verbattle earnestly thank all the schools that have actively participated in Verbattle Karnataka 2024 Debate Championships - Alpine Public School, Bengaluru/Amrita vidyalayam, Bengaluru/Chandana English Medium School, Sirsi /Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Hubballi/Chinmaya PU College Of Science And Commerce, Hubballi/Deens Academy, Gunjur, Bengaluru/Deens Academy, Whitefield, Bengaluru/Devin Academy for Learning, Bengaluru/DPS East, Bengaluru/DPS Electronic City, Bengaluru/DPS North, Bengaluru/DPS South, Bengaluru/Dr R. B. Patil Mahesh PU College, Hubballi/Fatima Composite PU College/Global Indian International School, Bengaluru/Gopalan International School, Bengaluru/Gopalan National School, Bengaluru/HMR International School, Hennur, Bengaluru/Jain Heritage School, Bengaluru/Kensri School & College, Bengaluru/KLE College of Commerce, Hubballi/KLE Manjunathanagar, Hubballi/KLE Society's School,Rajajinagar, Bengaluru/KLS Public School, Belagavi/Lawrence High School ICSE, Bengaluru/Legacy School, Bengaluru/Little Rock Indian school, Bramhavar/Mount Carmel Central School, Bengaluru/Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan School, Bengaluru/National Hill View Public School Unit 2, Bengaluru/National Public School, Yeshwanthapur, Bengaluru/Rashtriya Military School, Camp Bengaluru/Rashtriya Military School, Camp Belagavi/Royale Concorde International School, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru/RVS International, Khannur, Hubballi/Sacred Heart English Medium School, Hubballi/Sanskaar English Medium School, Hubballi/School of India, Bengaluru/Sindhi High School, K K Road, Bengaluru/Sishu Griha School, Bengaluru/SJR Public School, Bengaluru/SSM Public School, Bengaluru/SSP International School, Davanagere/Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, Bangalore South, Bengaluru/St. Antony's Public School, Hubballi/St.Mira's High School , Bengaluru/Sudarshan Vidya Mandir, BG Road, Bengaluru/Sudarshan Vidya Mandir, ICSE, Bengaluru/Sudarshan Vidya Mandir,CBSE, Bengaluru/The Brigade School, J.P.Nagar, Bengaluru/The Brigade school, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru/The Cambridge International School, Bengaluru/The HDFC School, Bengaluru/Vidyaniketan Public School, Ullal Bengaluru/Vidyanjali Academy for Learning, Bengaluru/Vidyashilp Academy, Bengaluru/Young Scholars Academy, Bengaluru