Debaters Off to Flying Start

Published on 26 September 2016 by Mrs Fiona MacFarlane Categories: Senior School

Our successful debatersWatson's has continued where it left off last session with considerable success in the debating chamber.

In the first competition of the new academic year, Ethan Stewart (S5), Ben Stanley (S4) and Lachlan White (S3) won all four of their debates to win the West Coast Worlds competition held at St.Columba's, featuring teams from all over Scotland.

Ben and Lachlan then followed this up with a clean sweep at the Northern Under 16 Debating Championship, open to schools all over the UK. In a tough final in front of a large crowd, they narrowly defeated London school, St Paul's, to retain the trophy that Ben and Aidan Poon (S5) won last year. Impressively, Watson's has now won this competition three times in the last four years. Ben also finished the day as the top speaker overall.

A great start to the debating calendar.

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