Held on 20 May at the City University of Hong Kong, the YWPS debating team showed why they could reach the final in their first attempt joining this renowned debating competition organized by the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association (NESTA). With effective coaching from Mr Thomas Ching, our debating group defeated strong competitors on the way to reach the final, facing Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School which sent out three exceptionally tactful female debaters in the occasion.
Arguing over whether Hong Kong is a good place for children to live, our affirmative arguments clashed with strong oppositions. Judges were simply blown away by the super high quality of the debaters from both sides and particularly praised our boys for their obvious potential to become lawyers and government officials in the future.
It's just our first attempt in this well-organized contest. And we have set the bar very high for next year. Well done Ying Wa boys! Proud of you!
Dr H C Lee
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