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Is Superman Better Than Batman?

Debating has started in Term 2 with Round 1 of the Inter House debating competition held on Tuesday night. The topic was “Superman is better than Batman” and the debates were Green v Gold and then Red v Blue. The Green team (Josh Burgess, Year 6, Oliver Cook, Year 7 and Raj Jethwa Year 8) won the first debate and a tuckshop voucher for themselves while the Blue team (Hayden Roberts Year 6, Liam Killen Year 7, and Tyler Hoskin Year 8) won the second debate.

Round 2

The next round is on Tuesday 26 April. The topic is “Society has an unhealthy obsession with celebrities”. The schedule is Green v Blue and then Red v Gold (1st team affirmative). Different students can participate if they see me to nominate themselves into their House team. Each House (colour) Debate Team includes one member from Year 4, 5, or 6, and one member from Year 7 and one member from Year 8 or 9.

QDU

In the QDU competition the Year 8 team has their Round 2 debate next week, again at St Aidan’s on 27 April at 7pm vs St Peter’s Lutheran College. Their topic is the famous “That Australia should become a republic” and ATC is on the negative side.

Training

We encourage all debaters to be reliable for their training days and welcome parents and relatives to any these debates. The College has nominated two Year 7 teams and two Year 6 teams for the QDU round robin competition starting at the end of Term 2. These debates will be shared out amongst those boys who have submitted their names or who are competing in the House debates.

Mr Greg Quinn, ATC Debating Coordinator
quinng@atc.qld.edu.au