Brampton Students Set to Participate in Important Competition


Brampton students are on fire lately.

Recently, we learned that five local students place second in a prestigious NASA contest and now the Peel District School Board (PDSB) is reporting that students from 13 Peel schools (11 in Brampton alone) will debate a variety of topics in the second 'iDebate Therefore iExist' competition.

Earnscliffe Sr. Public School will host the competition for students on Monday, Apr. 10. More than 100 students in grades 6 to 8 will participate in the debate, which aims to provide students with a platform to express their ideas and opinions.

The iDebate Therefore iExist competition is a forum where students will use critical-thinking, inquiry and communication skills to develop opinions about cultural, educational and societal issues,” says Costel Gagu, teacher at Earnscliffe Sr. “Students will work collaboratively to present their arguments using an effective and informed approach”.

According to the PDSB, each debate will consist of two teams who will be designated the proposition and the opposition, respectively.

Students will work in teams of four to present arguments on a variety of issues such as advertising, beauty, education and internet safety.

The following schools will participate in the competition (and as you can see, the lion's share are from Brampton):

  • Beryl Ford P.S - Brampton

  • Beatty-Fleming P.S - Brampton

  • Bristol Road Middle School - Mississauga

  • Centennial Sr. P.S - Brampton

  • EarnscliffeSr. P.S - Brampton

  • Fletchers’ Creek Sr. P.S - Brampton

  • Ingleborough P.S - Brampton

  • Lougheed Middle School - Brampton

  • McCrimmon Middle School - Brampton

  • Mclure P.S - Brampton

  • Sir William Gage Middle School - Brampton

  • Tomken Road Middle .S - Mississauga

  • William G. Davis Sr. P.S - Brampton

The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Earnscliffe Sr. Public School located at 50 Earnscliffe Circle in Brampton.

Best of luck to all involved!

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