The motion of the competitions was that “Pokemon Go is a great outdoor activity”. Both schools sent out two teams in which one was the affirmative and one was the negative. The competitions took place at Maryknoll and we were truly honoured to have a chance to visit this Declared Monument of Hong Kong as their school scarcely allows visitors. The team was in awe of this stunning architecture but unfortunately, no photo-taking was allowed.
The competitions were fierce and intense. Both teams spoke passionately about well researched work, combining factual statistics with emotional conviction. Their performance definitely left a remarkable impression on the adjudicators, as well as the audience. After a long and careful deliberation, the judges announced the results and Ying Wa’s team secured victory in both matches.
All the team members were thrilled about the results but it is important that they do not slide into complacency but better themselves. I hope they can keep up the good work during the upcoming official HKPTU Debating competition!
Mr Dennis Tam