ESU Junior Mace Debating Final

Join us in the Playfair Library when the four final teams in the ESU Junior Mace competition will debate the topic: `This house believes in the China Dream`.

Doors open at 18.30 to allow our audience of pupils, teachers, parents and interested parties to determine which team you believe has won the debate. The decision of the judging panels which is of course final, will be announced by 21.30

The four schools taking part in the Scottish Schools Mace Competition are: Beaconhurst School; George Heriots` School; Mary Erskine School; and St Columba`s School.

`It may seem strange that an Institute which is trying to get people to learn Chinese opted to sponsor a competition which encourages effective use of the English language but as part of our remit we also want to give people opportunity to learn about China beyond the cliche of the dragon dance. The opportunity to work with ESU gave us the chance to encourage some of Scotlands brightest youngsters to consider live issues in contemporary China and understand the impact that China has on all our lives.`

Professor Natascha Gentz, Director, Confucius Institute for Scotland