High School Debating Workshop

June 21, 2014
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Twenty nine Wakatipu High School and Mt Aspiring College students from 13 to 18 years old enjoyed a Catalyst Trust organised Saturday afternoon workshop with members of the Otago University Debating Society – named among the top 11 University debating teams in the world just two days earlier.

Following an entertaining and instructive show debate about whether the environmental movement should resort to violence to get its message across, groups of six students were paired with 45an OUDS mentor to learn debating techniques then prepare and present a debate on banning either smoking or drinking. They finished keen for more…

In fact, they immediately organised an impromptu debate on Mac versus Windows.