GCCC sent its first competition debating teams to the ‘Chancellor’s Trophy’ Middle School debating competition over August and September. Two teams of Year 8 and 9 students competed across four rounds on consecutive Wednesday evenings and did the College very proud.
Both teams had victories in what were often quite close rounds against schools with considerably more experience. Food was eaten, confidence was developed and Mr Warren and Mr Maguire were well impressed with the dedication and courage of our students throughout this competition.
A big thank you to Georgie Leigh Snow, Annabelle Freeman, Jesse Woods, Nathan Wood, David Cantwell, Ella O’Keeffe and Caitlin Westaway for their GREAT efforts and attitudes. Caitlin ranks a special mention for stepping into our final round with only 3 hours notice and taking it in her stride. Thanks also to the parents for their support of this competition.
Stay tuned in Term 4 as the debaters further hone their skills in exhibition bouts and the much anticipated student versus teacher round.