The Year 10 debaters won their debate in the room, by 35 votes to 6, but it was an agonising, week-long wait to get the judges' decision. When the result did arrive, it confirmed that Kingmead had won through to the final of the Mayor's Debating Competition to take place on Friday 6th February in the Enfield Council Chamber.
The Kingmead team had to give the opposing argument to the proposition given by Edmonton County ‘This house would impose a curfew on young people.’
Usman Haroon opened the debate with well constructed arguments. He was followed by Devante Mitchel who built our case really well and the closing speaker was Curtley Brown who spoke with flair and panache. The three speakers had differing styles but all spoke confidently and supported each others positions and systematically broke down the opposing arguments. It would be unfair to say there was a star speaker for our team, but Devante Mitchel did particularly well, given that he was drafted-in at the last minute to substitute for a team member who was taken ill.
Susrat Jahan chaired one of the other debates and Josh Jordan was a real team player who helped draw arguments together during the very short preparation time.
Good luck to the team in the final.
Report: Mr Sohoye, Learning Mentor
Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2009 22:50