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Debating at Ambrose Treacy College

Congratulations to Middle School Oratory Prize winner: Patrick Robinson, (Year 9) and the Junior School Oratory Prize winner : Thomas Musgrave, (Year 6). This year the College had two teams in the Queensland Debating Union (QDU ) Secondary Schools competition, and four teams in the QDU Junior Round Robin competition.

The Secondary season occupied Term 1 and 2 while the Primary has just finished, spread out between Terms 2,3 and 4. All teams gained in skill and confidence as the season progressed.

The Junior team members 2016

I would like to acknowledge the work of our Junior team coaches. Miss Kelli Paton looked after the two Year 7 teams and held her regular Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime meetings. The Year 7 teams were excellent in their gracious style of debating and their confidence. The teams won half their debates in a very high standard competition.

Mr Lawrie Gordon offered debating opportunities to numerous students hence the names in the two teams varied but their standard remained very high. The efforts of these teachers always ensured the teams were well supported.
We thank all the Year 6 and 7 ATC debaters. We sincerely hope that many of them will continue their interest into the 2017 season.

Mr. Greg Quinn, Debating Co-ordinator
quinng@atc.qld.edu.au