Debating Matters provides a unique format for debating for sixth-formers. Unlike other debating competitions that emphasise rhetorical flourishes and procedural knowhow, Debating Matters is built on substance over style. Participants have to demonstrate that they have done their research, have a grasp of the facts and figures, but most of all understand the thorny ethical dilemmas underpinning each debate.
Having experienced DM Championships at first hand, I would love more sixth-formers to get the chance to take part. If I can meet my fundraising goal, that will provide enough money to stage a DM Championship for between six and 12 schools. Your support would be very welcome!