The Global Citizen Vietnam Feature: 20 Vietnamese students participate in debate tournament

Updated: Jan 27, 2019


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Vietnam Schools Debating Championship 2017 was held on the weekend at The Olympia Schools. Through the tournament, 20 chosen students will be interviewed to select members for Team Vietnam at World Schools Debating Championship in Croatia.

The tournament had 34 teams from many provinces across the country participated. The main goal of HN-VSDC was to introduce and develop debate culture in Vietnam, with hope to help Vietnamese students to think critically, write creatively and speak confidently with respect to opposing ideas. These are the most important skills that can contribute to the success of students in integrating in the 21st century.


Participated in the Grand Final were DHM (from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School) and BVIS (from British Vietnam International School). The motion for the final was: “This House believes that only native-born citizens should be allowed to represent their country in international sports”. Team BVIS had successfully claimed the championship of the tournament.


Ho Bao Anh, member of team BVIS, shared that the team had only been practicing together for one month. Through debating in English, not only he had the chance to improve his English speaking skills, but also learnt from other participants.


HN-VSDC was the first debate tournament in Vietnam professionally organized in English for schools students. Under the guidance of Hanoi Department of Education and Training, the tournament was co-organized by The Olympia Schools and The Global Citizen (Singapore).


Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai Ha - Deputy Convenor of the tournament shared that: “HN-VSDC is a tournament for all students from 14-19 years old across the country. This is an unique opportunity for the best debaters from Vietnam to compete against international competitors in the future.”

Nghiêm Huê


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