As an IB school, we are committed to holistic education, cultivating well-rounded individuals with a global perspective.

Amidst a lot of extracurricular activities at school, debate clubs stand out as invaluable platforms for nurturing essential skills in students.

Debate clubs serve as incubators for critical thinking skills, a cornerstone of the IB educational philosophy. Engaging in structured debates requires students to analyse information, evaluate arguments, and think critically about complex issues.

At WAT, effective communication is not merely a desired skill but an essential one. Debate clubs provide a dynamic platform for students to enhance their communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. Articulating thoughts coherently, responding to counterarguments, and adapting communication styles to diverse audiences are vital skills that students develop through active participation in debates.

The IB program places a strong emphasis on cultivating global-mindedness. Debate clubs provide a unique platform for students to delve into global issues, encouraging them to explore perspectives beyond their immediate surroundings.

On the other hand, debate clubs are powerful confidence-building arenas. IB students, through regular participation in debates, gradually overcome the fear of public speaking and gain confidence in expressing their ideas. This not only prepares them for academic presentations but also equips them with a crucial life skill that extends into their future careers.

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As an IB school, we continue to foster well-rounded individuals with a passion for learning and a commitment to global citizenship and debate clubs emerge as dynamic catalysts for the development of critical thinkers and effective communicators.