The NESTA Primary Debating Competition, which we reached the Finals last year, has a different game play this time (probably due to an increase in competitors). Four Round Robin groups were arranged where we were put in a strong group where DBSPS, St Margaret's Co Ed English Sec & Pri School and Immaculate Heart of Mary School were our fellow competitors.
Our school also took the challenge to host the Round Robin as well today (25 Feb) when six tight matches were held from 1 pm, with the motion "Learning English by Reading Storybooks is Better than Watching TV". The judges obviously did not have an easy time agreeing with one another for each match. Nevertheless, the result of today is as follows:
5th NESTA Primary Debating Competition - Round Robin (Group 3)
One thing is sure - debating in YWPS has got a brilliant start and it will be an area to be further developed in the years to come. The fire in our boys' speeches this afternoon is still burning in my heart. We have won more than we expected today.
I sincerely thank our participating warriors (6E Ryan Keung, 6A Matthew Chan, 6B Issac Lee, 6B Tom Kwok, 6B Jason Chan, and 6E Isaac Yan) and our debating coach Mr Tam for the tremendous effort displayed.
Dr H C Lee