Last week the Year 8 and 9 debating teams went up against Marist Kogarah for the semi-finals. Both performed at their best, with the Year 8 team securing a victory. The topic was that ‘education begins after school’, with the speakers Valentina, Ophelia, Eve and Justina arguing the negative. They were really able to band together and work collaboratively, which are valuable skills they will be taking into the Grand Final this week against Marist Penshurst. Additionally the Year 9 team consisting Farah, Dana, Indigo, Valantia and Melanie debated on the topic “that the future is looking bleak”, in a very close debate the Bethany girls only just missed out but were proud of their efforts.

Well done to all the teams who have participated in debating this term, and good luck to the Bethany girls this week!

Courtesy of debating prefect Eugenia Alabasinis