The CKSTEM Debate Summer Contest- 2021, popularly known as CDSC-2021 is an initiative by Competitive Kids STEM to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their oral presentation, communication and debating skills.
CDSC is designed for students in Grades 5-10 globally. In this contest, we will be focusing on both - public speaking as well as debate. This competition is for students who are new to debating and are either newcomers or have less than one year of formal debating experience.
Public Speaking and Debate is the best way to become proficient in the 4 “Cs” of 21st-century skills—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and a 5th, civic awareness. It benefits students in many ways, they acquire better poise, speech delivery, and public speaking skills. It increases student retention of information learned, improves listening as well as note-taking skills in addition to building self-confidence, critical thinking and creativity.
Participating in this contest provides them with the perfect opportunity to not only remain engaged throughout the summer but also develop their communication and leadership skills which allow them to be better prepared for the school year ahead.