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Debating Club celebrates further successes

Posted: 10th February 2017

CSFC’s Debating Club has been busy yet again in recent weeks. Here is an update on some of the successes they have enjoyed lately:

Rotary Youth Speaks

On 30th January, three CSFC students took part in the Youth Speaks Competition held at Cardiff Golf Club, sponsored by Cardiff Bay Rotary club.

Sarah Love acted as Chairperson at the event, with Hannah Yusuf speaking on the topic: ‘Education is not working for young people today’. 

Meanwhile, the vote of thanks was given by Isabel Jones.  The trio deserve to be commended for an excellently delivered presentation. 

Inter-House Debating Competition

On the evening of 2nd February, the Finals of the Inter-House Debating Competition took place at Cardiff Sixth Form College.

Organised by Debating Club President, Elliott MacNeil, the Inter-House Debating Competition sees CSFC students compete to score points for their respective ‘house’ (the college house system consists of four teams: Ares, Artemis, Athena and Zeus).

Two semi-final contests took place prior to the Finals, including a debate between Ares and Artemis (‘This House regrets the use of CCTV cameras’) and a debate between Zeus and Athena (‘This House would ban the use of mobile phones in college’.

The motion for debate at the Finals was: ‘This House believes that developing countries should create constitutionally guaranteed minimum standards of living.”

The judging panel was very impressed by the standard of debating displayed by both sides, although the opposition managed to come out on top overall.

 “This past few months have shown the strength of CSFC in terms of debating, from winning the Wales Schools Debating Championships, to getting two students into the Welsh National Team for the World Schools Debating Championships,” said Elliott.

“The Finals of the Inter-House Debate Competition have again demonstrated the capabilities of the Debating Club – a fascinating struggle to mark the end to the inaugural event of its kind in CSFC. Congratulations to the winning house, Zeus, and to all participants!”

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