2018 International Schools Essay Competition and Debate

    International Schools Essay Competition and Debate has been hosting by the sustainable living trust since 2011, and each year students will be given a topic for their debate and essay. In 2018, "My plan to protect and manage our oceans, seas and marine resources" becomes the hot topic. The debate will be held in the beautiful Victoria, Africa Seychelles Islands for this year. This global competition attracted over 1000 students from over 40 countries to attend in 2017. This competition aims to raise our attention to our earth and living environment problems and seek a viable solution to our environmental problems, which is also supported by UN and following some UN environmental protection plans and schemes and cooperating with UN very closely.

                                 Beautiful Africa Seychelles Islands

This competition invites schoolchildren (ages 7-17) to explore and seek a practical way to conserve and sustainably use our oceans, seas and marine resources, and it will be divided into two age groups:

 

Primary students (ages 7-11) need to submit one essay in English entitled "My plan to protect and manage our oceans, seas and marine resources" with no more than 400 words. The debate theme is "We can save the world's oceans, seas and marine resources by 2030."

 

Secondary students (age 11-17) need to submit one essay in English entitled "My plan to protect and manage our oceans, seas and marine resources" with no more than 600 words. The debate theme is" This house believes that the target of UN SDG 14 are achievable". 

 

For each age group, every school can submit up to 30 essays (each student can only submit one essay).

 

 International Schools Essay Competition & Debate Introduction Video

 

All participating students and teachers are invited to attend the debate and final award, regardless of whether their essays are selected for special recognition as the finalists or honourable mentions.

 

The judges are experts and educationalist in the field, who will judge the essays concerning originality and creative thinking and the potential to contribute to a broad-ranging and constructive international debate.

Prize

 

Each age group will be awarded for the top ten essays in the early essay competition

 

There will be one best individual and group contributions at the debates for each age group

 

The overall (both Debate and Essay) Grand Prize Winner (plus teacher or parent) will win a free trip to Seychelles 

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