The turn to debate for the youngest high school teams at Braidwood Central, from Years 7 and 8, came round last week.
On Tuesday a special day was held at BCS with two teams from the selective stream at Karabar High coming for six debates with Braidwood’s two teams.
The team of Charlie Campbell, Jack Wasson, Tess Gurling and Jorja Noye won one of their three debates and improved wonderfully during the day.
The other team of Maxx Bigg, Tashani Davidson-Fuller, Tegan Lewis and Ananta Bajracharya won all three of their debates and are zone champions. They will go on to compete in the regional finals next school term. Both teams can be very proud of their efforts.
Both teams debated the same three topics across the competition, that: ‘all schools should have compulsory self-defence classes’; ‘no one should be allowed to post online comments anonymously’; and’ the government should impose a curfew on teenagers’.
Debating practise is held Thursday after school and helps develop confidence in public speaking as well as critical and complex thinking skills, which are important in senior high school.
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