The main aim of the Forensics Club is to train pupils in the skills of public speaking and in investigating the spoken and written word in many of its forms. Practices take place during lunchtime on weekdays as well as on Saturdays in the run up to competitions. The club is open to all pupils of the senior school. The team, which represents St. Lawrence College at the annual Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament, is chosen through try-outs.

The Panhellenic Forensics Tournament is a four-day tournament, where 18-22 schools with over 400 participants regularly take part. Participants compete in a number of events:

  • Oral Interpretation of Literature (comic or dramatic)
  • Duet Acting (comic or dramatic)
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Original Oratory
  • Group Discussion
  • Debate                

St. Lawrence College has been participating, with great success, in the Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament for the last 15 years, with a large number of pupils reaching the finals and achieving firsts in all the events. We have also consistently ranked in the top three schools in Greece and have won the Debate Cup several times. Overall, Forensics is one of the most vibrant and stimulating clubs in the school, with a reputation for ongoing excellence.

There are other competitions, tournaments and events that happen during the year both between schools and within our school. Many of these are specifically aimed at younger members of the Forensics and debate club. Above all, this active, vibrant community of performers and debaters develops key skills through an exciting and stimulating experience. Come along and find out!