Debating and Public Speaking
St. John's-Ravenscourt School has Canada's most successful high school debating programs. The School boasts 11 overall world championship titles of the last 21 competitions.
SJR seeks to encourage all students to develop strong public speaking skills by means of curricular debating courses and an extensive co-curricular debating program.
Students learn to think logically and construct well-reasoned arguments. They also learn the role of using logic and evoking emotion in convincing an audience of their opinion. The basis of the program is developing a proper speaking style in which to convey their ideas.
Each year the School hosts the Canadian National Public Speaking Championship and the debating classes run numerous other debate and public speaking events.
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