The format of this competition has been revised due to the pandemic situation. Instead of having a face-to-face live debate, each team was required to submit a video of the speeches of the three speakers debating for the stance of their choosing based on the motion “That online learning is effective for primary school students.” Our team chose to debate against the motion. The whole preparation of the debate was done entirely online from scratch, starting from introducing the concept of debate to submitting to the video for the competition.
We’ve had countless online meetings and conducted all the researches, discussions, and emendation completely online. My sincerest gratitude to our three boys for their tremendous effort, determination, and dedication in every aspect of preparation for this competition.
Also, a big thanks to the boys’ parents for helping record the videos at home and their unconditional support along the way.
Miss Vera FUNG
In a COVID-19-stricken year, our Senior English debaters faced the tough challenge of conducting all lessons and debating matches online. Despite facing many difficulties, our team still managed to win one of the HKSSDC Grand Final debates earlier this week. The topic debated was, “This house believes that the elderly are better taken care of in nursing homes than living with their children.” As the affirmative team, our boys successfully defended the motion against a traditionally strong debating outfit (in Pun U Wah Yan Primary School) and winning the match by the slimmest of margins!
Our debaters in the final were:
1st speaker – Bryan Cheng 6C;
2nd speaker – Nicholas Tang 6C; and
3rd speaker – Aden Su 6E
Incidentally, Aden was named the Best Speaker of the Grand Final! I also wish to give a hearty thanks to Rosco Chan of 6D for his invaluable contribution to this team during the opening three debating rounds.
Mr Thomas CHING