ICCES Debating – 2018

in Senior School News

On the 31st July the Girton Grammar School Debating Teams participated in the ICCES competition held at Bacchus March Grammar School. The students had some tough competition, but won two of the four debates.

Our Year Seven debaters consisting of Viran Dhanapala (7R), Remus Brasier (7M) and Aksharan Shobanan (7R) narrowly lost their debate, That handwriting has no value anymore. Thank you to fellow debaters, Sophie Mayes (7Jo) and Sohpie Tyson-Vallance (7Jo) who came along to cheer them on!

Our second Junior Team consisting of Lasith Kulasekara (9Jo), William Hamilton (8Je) and Janidu Hathurusinghe (9Je) won their debate by a significant margin, That mobile phones are harmful. Will and Lasith were jointly awarded Best Speaker. Thank you to fellow debater, Aubrey Jacobs (9Jo), for his moral support of the team.

Our first Senior Team consisting of Thomas Millar (11Jo), Conrad Livingstone (11F) and Harrishman Shobanan (12R) debated the topic That modern western society no longer has a place for printed books, and we need to embrace online reading.  They lost their debate by a narrow margin.

Our second Senior Team consisting of Charlie Wardrop (11A), Jordan Rogers (11M) and Stephanie Brunner(12Jo) debated the topic That it’s not always best to tell the truth won their debate by a narrow margin.

Due to the high quality of the debate, no Best Speaker Award was given.

Congratulations to all students who were fine representatives of the School!