Last Monday the school's debating team had their first taste of debating in the 2016 Premiers Debating Challenge competition. The challenge includes schools from all over NSW who debate against each other in areas, then zones and then regions before reaching a grand final. It is very early days for the St Peters debaters but they got off to a great start with a respectable win against Alexandria Park Community School. The teams were debating, ‘That all children should play competitive sport', and having won the toss Alexandria Park decided to debate the negative side. Working hard for one hour to prepare the debate, the two teams were joined by 4/5/6S and the adjudicator in the school hall. The debate went quickly and the two teams argued and rebutted each other very well. At the conclusion our independent adjudicator Mr Rudder went through the arguments posed and then declared St Peters the winner. The difference came down to the quality of the rebuttal. Mr Rudder gave some expert feedback to both teams at the end. Well done to our debaters; Alex, Jeyda, Asher and Alisi and thanks to Alexandria Park for being a great opposition.
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