Congratulations go to Fergus Kane (S2) and James Neville (S3) who won their heat in the Glasgow Bar Debating Competition last night. The argued that zoos should be abolished against teams from Douglas Academy, Mearns Castle High School and Kings Park Secondary. This is a particularly impressive achievement for James as he stepped in at the very last minute (mid-day yesterday) to take the place of another pupil who had pulled out.
We had two other teams in separate heats last night who faced really tough opposition and did not make it through to the next round. Commiserations to Erin Jenkins and Mirren McIver, both S1 and first time debaters; and to Allan Winnie and Abbie Craig – more seasoned campaigners – who narrowly missed a place in the semi-finals.
As always, thanks to staff and parents for all the ways that so many of you support the Public Speaking and Debating Club. The pupils gain so much from participation.