The disruption to debating this year has not dampened students’ enthusiasm for developing their debating skills. During Term 4, Year 7 and 8 students have taken part in regular debating coaching sessions led by our Public Speaking and Debating Student Leader, Ayva Palmer, culminating in a mock debate which took place last Friday 4th December. The topic of the debate was ‘That students have the responsibility to make themselves heard’. Senior students kindly assisted in the adjudication of the debate and provided useful feedback to junior students who are now well-prepared when debating is expected to resume in 2021. Senior debaters have also attended weekly coaching sessions during the term with the kind assistance of our Debating and Public Speaking Prefect from this year, Lingge Bai. Thank you to all students who eagerly participated in the debating coaching sessions this term.
English/EALD Teacher and Public Speaking and Debating Coordinator