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Last updated 10:39 AM on 9 October 2011

North Coast Debating Competition

On Friday 15th May, our Year 5 and 6 Debating Team participated in their second debate of the year against Mitchell's Island Public School.


Debating team May 2009


The team consisted of Samantha Kirkwood (1st speaker), Erin Moss (2nd speaker), Darcy Howard (3rd speaker) and Jordan Potts (Team advisor). Lindsay Kaul acted as the chairperson and Riley Papas as time keeper while David Jackson and Nash Lawrence welcomed the visiting guests.

The topic for the debate was, "Living in the country is better than living in the city". LPS was the affirmative team and agreed with the topic.

Both teams were very confident and debated well providing fantastic rebuttals and arguments for their case.

The adjudicator, Mr Michael Fowler, English and debating teacher from Camden Haven High School, awarded the debate to Laurieton. The visiting parents, teachers, students and I are very proud of the children's efforts.

Well done to all debaters involved for their teamwork and research efforts leading up to the debate and for their mature and friendly attitude displayed on the day.

I would also like to thank and congratulate 4/5S who were the audience for this debate. Not only did they display fabulous behaviour but were congratulated by the visiting school parents and coaches for being in uniform and being a wonderful audience.

Once again all students involved continue to promote LPS as the best school in the district.

The 3rd debate of the round is scheduled to be held before the end of Term 2 against Old Bar Public School.

Miss Annette Zappia

Debating Coordinator