For two big days, Year 6 students participated in workshops conducted by Debating SA. The workshops introduced students to the basic concepts of debating and guided them through the process of preparing a formal debate. The topic was, ‘that cats are better than dogs’! Students presented at the conclusion of the workshops, receiving constructive feedback from the Debating SA adjudicators. The students’ highlights were: learning how to conduct a formal debate from the beginning to the end, structuring their arguments effectively and convincingly, learning to present persuasive rebuttals and working collaboratively.
The presenter from Debating SA was impressed with the high standard of our Year 6 students. Well done, everyone! Mr Campbell and Mrs Charleson are looking forward to future debates in Year 6!