Debating News

Term 3   2020


Remote debating has been running throughout term, with two more debates for our C grade team to finish the year. Hayden Summons (10LO), Charlie Jones (9TH), and Hugo Barras (9TH) competed in our last two debates, which were both secret topics. Students received the topic an hour before the scheduled start time of the debate and then have to quickly write their case before presenting it at the end of the hour. Our first secret topic, “That children under the age of 16 should be banned from social media” was a win by forfeit, as the boys worked very hard to prepare, but the other team never showed up! Our second secret topic, “That we should all be vegan” resulted in a narrow loss against Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, with our own Charlie Jones being awarded best speaker. Our C grade team has done really well this year and finished in their division, with our D grade team finishing third in their division. Well done to all of our debaters for persisting and continuing to debate in the remote environment!