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Debating and Public Speaking

Debating and public speaking is a vibrant and well-respected activity at Lakefield College School. Debaters receive faculty coaching in procedures, strategy and etiquette. School debates and public speaking workshops are held every week and we have both participants and spectators attend these sessions.
The school debating and public speaking team participates in regional, provincial, national and international tournaments. LCS debaters and public speakers have historically done quite well in competitions, often placing in the top three at provincial tournaments. 
We are a proud member of the Fulford League, a debate group which is comprised of 19 Ontario independent schools.  We compete in three Fulford League debate competitions a year and are hosting the Fall Fulford competition at LCS in the fall of 2016.

The highlights of the team's year are the the Independent School Fulford Cup debates, the Nora McRae public speaking competition, the St. Clement’s Impromptu Debate Competition, the Ontario Student Debate Union Provincial Qualifiers (which we won this year), and the International Independent School Public Speaking Competition. Students regularly attend international public-speaking and debating conferences around the world.  

Model United Nations

Model UN is comprised of a group of students who individually assume the role of an ambassador to a member country of the UN and spend their time advocating for their country’s interest.  The LCS group of delegates register for approximately three-four conferences a year and meet weekly to prepare for these conferences by researching their country, writing a position paper, and learning all about the United Nations committees.  Some highlights from this year include University of Toronto Model United Nations (UTMUN) conference and the Trent University Model United Nations which was hosted at LCS.  The LCS group has attended conferences internationally, including New York City, in the past and have committed ourselves to four conferences next year.  

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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