Waratah’s debating team of four Year 8 students are state champions in the Stage 4 category of the Premier's Debating Challenge.
Our team of Tesla M., Rifah S., Emarehi O. and Chelsea Y. were coached by Teacher Librarian Brody Seferovic and Head Teacher Jessica Rose, and defeated Armidale Secondary College in the final, successfully arguing the negative to the motion that ‘Australia should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in China’.
Ms Macdonald said the end result was testimony to the hard work the students and their coaches had put in since the first round early in the year.
“Entering the Challenge and maintaining momentum through the year is a huge commitment,” said Ms Macdonald.
“We’re really proud of the team who’ve proved so diligent in their preparation for each debate, and so quick-witted and calm during the actual debates."