The Debate Club
The ability to analyse and articulate various points of view.
The practice of competitive debating prepares our students for success in life beyond school. Debate Team experience stands them in good stead at university, with a confidence, ability and enterprising mindset that is difficult to achieve elsewhere at such a young age.
In April 2022, the European Youth Parliament held their annual regional conference at Swans School in Sierra Blanca. The European Youth Parliament is one of the largest organisations for non-formal political education in Europe. EYP was formed with the intention of piquing young people’s interest in politics and giving them an insight into the principles of the European Union.
In addition to the Costa del Sol Interschool Debate competition that is often held at Swans International School, our debate team have also competed in (and won at!) many national and international tournaments, including IE and CICAE.
Any student from Year 8 through to Year 13 may join the debate club on Wednesdays after school. We pride ourselves on providing a safe debating environment where students can express themselves with support from their peers. Students only need to bring along an opinion and be prepared to research and analyse a perspective. We work with the debate team to build persuasive arguments, build empathy for other points of view and be open-minded.
The voice of the school
We encourage our students to express themselves. This covers all aspects of the Swans School and we make every effort to ensure that our students have a voice. Therefore our Student Council plays a very important role in day-to-day life.
Student Council members are elected to join in recognition of their communication, team working and leadership skills.