- 发布时间：2021-05-26 07:43
- 作者：赵羽湜 刘明娜
- 发布时间：2021-05-26 07:43
To welcome the centennial of the party as well as to exhibit our flaming youth, a debate competition was held. Organized by the sophomores, undertaken by the Lanyu Literature Club, the debate competition with the theme of ‘Warfare of words, facing up the wall of life’ came to a splendid end. In line with the spirit of ‘compete in fairness, advance in synchronous’, this debate competition was aimed at sharpening our competence in critical thinking, observing and presenting likewise our team spirit, guiding the formation of positive values and cultivating the political literacy as well as the emotion of “Family-country” of fellow students from CFLS.
Thoroughly engaged, all the Senior 2 students participated in and went all out for the debate. Only when students come up with their own issues can they immerse themselves in the debate. Therefore, in the spirit of ‘democratic topic selection; decentralised participation’，the selection of the debate topics consisted of four procedures: solicitation, initial selection, announcement and final selection of the propositions. Students wrote down their fondest ones. Since 109 topics were elected by the initial selection, after voting by evaluation experts, 14 topics were unveiled. After the class teachers organized the whole classes to vote, seven final debate topics were selected ultimately.
Pros: Morality can better maintain the social order than law.
Cons: Law can better maintain the social order than morality.
Pros: When our dreams and reality collide, we ought to carry on our dreams.
Cons: When our dreams and reality collide, we ought to return to reality.
Pros: Get matters more than give.
Cons: Give matters more than get.
Pros: Family education acts a more pivotal part than school education.
Cons: School education acts a more pivotal part than family education.
Pros；A hero is nothing but a product of his time.
Cons：Heroes decide the course of history.
Pros: Only when people have enough food and clothing can they pursue morality.
Cons: People can still pursue morality even if they don't have enough food and clothing.
Pros: The status of English as a subject is supposed to be weakened.
Cons: The status of English as a subject is supposed to be strengthened.
A successful event takes all kinds of complicated and tiring preparation. Despite shinning individuals up stage,altruistic volunteers who devoted their time to preparatory work were regarded as the pillar of the competition. Students volunteered to shoulder the responsibility of ensuring smooth progress of the contest with passion and enthusiasm,depicting dynamic attitude as well as cracking moral cultivation of our flourishing school. Classes performed internal simulated debate scenarios for the selection of the final 4 debaters that would ultimately make the contest. It consists of three phases. Eight teams are assigned opponents and topics randomly. The great warfare of words is about to kick off!
Preliminary rounds consist of: Class 1 against Class 3, Class 2 against Class 5, Class 4 against Class 7, Class 6 against Class 8. During preliminary rounds, all participating teams dig deep into their topic, thoroughly preparing evidential information to back up their claims. Clashing in intelligence, colliding in knowledge, carefully prepared of every statement, not letting go a single phrase. Eventually, 4 of them got to proceed to semi-finals.
Pros: Morality can better maintain the social order than law. (Class 2)
Cons: Law can better maintain the social order than morality. (Class 5)
Pros: When our dreams and reality collide, we ought to carry on our dreams. (Class 4)
Cons: When our dreams and reality collide, we ought to return to reality. (Class 7)
Pros: Get matters more than give. (Class 8)
Cons: Give matters more than get. (Class 6)
Pros: Family education acts a more pivotal part than school education. (Class 1)
Cons: School education acts a more pivotal part than family education. (Class 3)
The four teams that passed through preliminary rounds were to be put through semi-finals two days later, topics are again selected randomly. The semi-finals consist of: Class 2 against Class 7, Class 1 against Class 6. Debaters, wielding their enhanced experience and knowledge as well as an even more perfected state of mind and comprehensive while convincing data, entered. With their awe-inducing language they touch the heavens, with their superior statements they collapse a dying star.
Five days after semi-finals, the finals kickstarted. Its brilliance busied people with comprehension. The finals consisted of but one match: Class 1 against Class 7. In this apparent by-fate duel of science against liberal arts students, eight debaters cite information from knowledge they’ve absorbed in the past few days, utilise their flawless logic and authoritative data, debated in a fierce but elegant manner. Eventually Class 7 came out on top and became the ultimate champion. Eight debaters presented a magnificent feast of both visual and acoustic treats. Members of the audience, in intense excitement, applauded the debaters.
After the final, Miss Gao and Mr. Chi made comments on the competition. "The meaning of debate is the construction and application of language and the development and promotion of thinking," said Gao Ying. To improve the ability to debate is to have independent thinking and judgment, and to develop the habit of reading and accumulation, which is the foundation of questioning and criticism. I hope you will look back on your youth many years later, with a little regret, but more pride and calm. " Mr. Chi said, "Grown-ups don't grow up overnight in physical age, but in a single experience of the mind. The clash of ideas and the collision of ideas that the students showed in the debate is the only way to mature in thought. At the same time, the students' discussion about foreign language in the debate was thought-provoking, which made us more clear about the responsibility of students of CFLS. Finally, he wishes all the students can carry their dreams forward, live up to the time and become the storyteller of China and the spokesperson of a charming China!"
--Top debater Lin Tongnan (Class 7)
--Top debater Kaoru Sugimori (Class 8)
This debate is not only part of the ceremonial process of the Adulthood Ceremony, but also a challenge of youth. To the individual debater, be it pre-contest anxiety, or the rapid processing during the contest, all of that leaves a deep impression in my heart. We feel the power of youth as well as the responsibilities and thought process of us as youngsters during this process. Mr. Lu Xun once said: ‘May the Chinese youths break free of coldness. The only way is up…do everything you can do; say everything you can say. Possess your internal energy, radiate it off as light.’ And now, hopefully we can internalise the energy of the Earth, aim for the far and wide, be the youths of the new age.
--Top debater Shi Yuning (Class 1)
--Host Yan Ding (Class 3)
--Debate competition president Nie Zhiqing (Class 3)
--Organising committee Zhang Ning (Class 3)
首先我们要感谢：感谢学校、学生处、年级组在孩子们成人季精心策划系列活动，“唇枪舌战，辩中直面人生”，让孩子们借此机会学会选择自己的立场，表达自己的观点。其次是感动！所有参赛团队都凝聚了集体的智慧，准备时群策群力，赛场上各就各位拼尽全力，展示出无与伦比的团队合作精神。 再次是感慨！很幸运，七班的孩子们赢得了此次辩论赛的冠军！每一轮比赛赛前， 孩子们都一遍遍梳理论点整合论据，一番番与同学试论辩驳，既展示出了理科生超强的逻辑性，又不断提升着自己思维的思辨性。让我无比感慨：后生可畏、孺子可教……希望所有的孩子都能在最美好的成人季收获最难忘的经历，鞭策自己向阳生长、奋力前行！
--Class 7 head teacher Liu Ying