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CAS Debating Round 1 an Online Success

Online Debating 2021

Year 10 Debating team: Kit Armstrong, Harrison Rimmel, Jake Perks, Tom Hughes and Hugh McDonald

Last Friday our debaters competed against Barker College in the first round of the CAS debating competition. Under extremely unusual circumstances, and following COVID-safe protocols, our staff, coaches and teams navigated their way through remote online debates. 

Under the guidance of their auspicious Captain, Patrick Hoggett, both junior and senior teams articulated complex and nuanced arguments related to the assigned topic of economic issues. In particular, our debaters explored ideas pertaining to the ethical aspects of advertising to children, financial security at the cost of emotional wealth, and the effectiveness and necessity of union strikes. 

Overall, each team proved their ability to be confident, engaging, and well-spoken. I am thoroughly impressed with the collaboration and mateship that was displayed on Friday evening.

I congratulate all teams on their success, and I look forward to round two.


Ms Emma Halpin

Convenor of Debating and Public Speaking