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Debating and Lawrence Campbell Oratory Report

Year 7 Debating students

CSDA (Catholic Schools’ Debating Association) Competition

Last Friday saw the commencement of the Debating season. Our first round of the CSDA competition against Marcellin College was highly successful, seeing wins across both junior and senior teams.

I want to particularly congratulate our Year 7 team who turned up ready to debate with poise and confidence in their first Senior School debating competition. Well done to Kasper, Hudson and Oisin on their deserved win against Marcellin.

Lawrence Campbell Oratory competition

Friday night also saw the annual Lawrence Campbell Oratory competition take place at The King’s School. Each year, the Lawrence Campbell Oratory brings together one candidate from each of the CAS and GPS schools to participate in one of the most prestigious public speaking competitions in NSW. Candidates are given 15 minutes to select and prepare a speech on one of three topics and present for eight minutes. 

Lawrence Campbell Oratory at The King's School

This year, Waverley’s representative was Captain of Debating, Harrison Rimell, who chose the topic ‘Everything spoken should be true but not everything true should be spoken.’ A formidable speaker, Harrison’s speech was fitting for the impromptu nature of the competition, delivering ideas about the complex nature of truth and questioning the need to know in a world where truth is often illusory. 

I congratulate Harrison on his leadership in representing the College at this fantastic event. 

Lawrence Campbell Oratory at The King's School