On the 24th July the Girton Grammar School Debating Teams competed in the final round of the Debaters’ Association of Victoria Schools’ Competition. The students had some tough competition, but won several debates.
Our D2 team consisting of William Lovett (7Jo), Sharoon Mirza (7Je), Remus Brasier (7M) and Aksharan Shobanan (7R) narrowly lost their debate, That we should impose mandatory minimum sentences for all violent crimes. Special thanks to Will who filled in at the last minute and rewrote an entire debate! Great work Will.
Special thanks again go to Mrs Barton and the Year 12 team who helped the Year 7s prepare for their debates.
In C Grade, our C1 team consisting of Dominic Tune (10Je), James Brown (10F), and Dinith Tennakoon (10Je) won their debate, That we should introduce an inheritance tax. Dominic and James won equal best speaker. Congratulations!
Our C2 team consisting of Eliza O’Sullivan (9Jo), Aubrey Jacobs (9Jo), and Lasith Kulasekara (9Jo) debating the same C Grade topic as above, lost their debate by only 2 points.
Our C3 team consisting of Woaliba Hadi (9F), Janidu Hathurusinghe (9Je), Nathan Jones (9Jo) debated the same C Grade topic above, losing by only 2 points. A special thank you to Janidu, who filled in at the very last minute.
Our VCE Grade Year 11 team consisting of Thomas Millar (11Jo), Conrad Livingstone (11F), Abbey Saxon (11F) and William Everist (11A) lost their debate, That celebrities should not be allowed to participate in politics.
Our VCE Grade Year 11-12 team consisting of Stephanie Brunner (12Jo), Charlie Wardrop (11A), Jordan Rogers (11M), Max Tulloch (11Jo) and Harry Shobanan (12R) won the same VCE topic as above by 4 points, with both Stephanie and Jordan awarded best speakers. Great work!
Congratulations to all who participated in the debates, either as speakers or research assistants; a wonderful effort!