Senior Debating Team

Molly Shannon, Cobey Smith, Luke Bonello and Harry Williams

On Wednesday 27th  March the senior debating team consisting of Harry Williams, Cobey Smith, Annabelle Shannon and Luke Bonello headed off to Gulgong for our first round of debating for the year, regrettably Hannah Meier, who is also a member of our team was unable to make this trip.

We hopped in the school car and prepared for another legendary road trip. We arrived in Gulgong at 10.30am and were greeted by Ms Lisa Turner, coach for the Gulgong team. We then went to meet the opposing team and select our topic. The topic decided on was ‘That the ATAR for University entrance for a teaching degree should be increased’. We were the affirmative side and we headed into lockdown and prep time.

The actual debate was both illuminating and entertaining as both teams argued their points well. This was Luke’s first time debating with us and he did a great job as third speaker bringing our argument home and sealing our win.

Our team was then invited to have lunch with the Gulgong side where our students all chatted enjoying each other’s company. The Gulgong team were friendly and welcoming and so it was with some reluctance that we finally left.

Overall, the day was a resounding success on all levels and we look forward to our next debate which will be held here in Coonabarabran.