WADL Internals Competition
Internals Competitions are intraschool debating tournaments which are adjudicated by WADL adjudicators.
WADL Internals offers the perfect experience for students of all skill-sets, whether they may be complete beginners to public speaking, or looking to gain a competitive advantage during the interschool debating season. Experienced adjudicators and compelling motions are hand-picked by our Operations department.
Significantly, choosing to pursue this exciting opportunity to host a school’s internal competition can electrify debating culture within your school walls, promote wider intellectual curiosity and critical-thinking, and consolidate a sense of school spirit.
GUILDFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Guildford Grammar was the first school to engage in our internals debating program in 2017. The program stretched over five individual weeks and consisted of thirty debates on a wide variety of topics from politics to pop culture.
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SACRED HEART PRIMARY SCHOOL
Sacred Heart Primary School was the first primary school to engage in our internals program in 2019. Sacred Heart Primary School Competition used a hybrid model of our internals program, utilising adjudicators both as presenters and as judges of debates. This created a strong and comprehensive debating culture within the school that prepared Trinity College, Seton and Mercedes for a confident start to the School's Debating Competition.
ST STEPHEN'S DUNCRAIG
St Stephen's Rookie Debating Competition engages with students in years six and seven and brings together students from Duncraig and Carramar. Since 2018, WADL has provided adjudicators for the Rookie Grand Final, giving tailored feedback and high quality oral adjudications.
ST MARY'S ANGLICAN GIRL'S SCHOOL
St Mary's biannual Year 7 Debating Evening has been running since 2019, engaging with over 96 students across the Year 7 cohort. This provides a safe, development focused competition for students' debating talents to be fostered and confidence built. After switching from GoZone debating, our internals program has provided higher quality, lower cost debating opportunities to interested students.