This week saw the last of the regular rounds of Archdale debating and Loreto completed away at Pymble Ladies’ College. The topic area was the rather complex issue of the Government’s role in society. Our Year 7 and 8 teams debated the topic That the government should make every Australian citizen complete a fixed number of community service hours each year. Both our Year 8 teams had wins on the evening but all of our teams debated strongly in very close debates. Places in the quarter finals will be confirmed next week.
A series of Friday afternoon debating clinics will begin on Friday, 19 August. There will be six clinics that will finish on Friday, 14 October. They are designed to continue developing the skills of girls already in Loreto debating teams and to allow girls who were not selected in teams last year or who have never debated before to prepare for the Term 4 debating trials. The clinics will include instruction on debating techniques from our school debating coaches and practice debates. They will run from 3:30-5:00pm and are open to girls from all years in the secondary school. Girls will be given the opportunity to sign up for the clinics next week. They do not have to commit to coming every week but we will need to have enough girls coming along to each clinic to allow us to run practice debates. For more information email Mrs Johnstone.
Amanda Johnstone (Mrs)
Debating and Public Speaking Convenor