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University of Sydney School Debating Competition a Fantastic Experience

Last Friday, Waverley debaters from Years 7-9 participated in the University of Sydney round-robin style debating competition for school students. This was a fantastic experience for our junior debaters to practise their argumentative skills. Congratulations to the Year 9 team who won all three debates!

Throughout the academic year, the University of Sydney hosts a round-robin style debating competition for school students. Last Friday, Waverley debaters from Years 7, 8, and 9 participated.

The students were required to debate in three rounds, speaking for five minutes with only half an hour to prepare.

Teams

  • Year 7: Lachlan Chalmers, Henry Goldrich, Henry Fitzpatrick, Alex Avdalis, Carter Hughes, Conor Munro, Owen Lloyd-Jones
  • Year 8: Ben Darcy, Ethan Ooi, Ben Cromer, Mikayl Keshavarz
  • Year 9: James Peate, Oscar Danta, Nicholas Zanapalis, Lachlan Hoy

This was a fantastic experience for our junior debaters to practise their argumentative skills learnt during the winter season. All teams showed progress across the three rounds, with particular congratulations to the Year 9 team who won all three debates.