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DEBATING ROUNDUP

More debating success for us here at Cardiff Sixth Form College.

MOCK COP CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE CARDIFF BAY

Both teams made a well- researched and active contribution to the discussion on climate change which was attended by schools and colleges from around Wales.

What did CSFC students think of it?

Tharun: “Insightful and eye-opening.  It was a key experience that I was happy to help co-ordinate”.

Shakir: “Really enjoyed the conference.  It was great to see how other students and politicians are interested in solving the issue”.

Ece: “It was really interesting learning about how small contributions can build up to save our planet from being destroyed”.

Ian Leung: “Totally worthwhile.  I learnt to care more about our planet and it enhanced my public speaking skills”.

WARWICK UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS’ DEBATE

How did they feel about the day? At the end of her first debating competition Mia said, “I really enjoyed the day and it showed me the competition for university places”.

After her first competition this was Ngum Agnes’ response: “I thought the day was great.  It was nice to have a mix of experienced and non-experienced debaters and to learn from others”.

For Menglin, “It was definitely a valuable experience as my first debate.  I learned many helpful skills competing against experienced debaters”.

“Aside from expanding my view of current world affairs, my favourite thing about debating is that it challenges and fosters thinking by giving different perspectives to an argument” said Joshua.

Karine: “Debating against experienced debaters really allowed me to expand my thinking and speaking abilities. It was lovely”.

Ellie: “It was a great learning experience and I have definitely gained valuable skills”.

DANIELLE AND JANE WIN A PLACE IN WALES SCHOOLS’ DEBATE QUARTER FINALS

Congratulations to Danielle and Jane in securing a place at the Wales Schools’ Quarter finals debating competition. Debating the motion on whether asylum seekers should be allowed to work whilst waiting for refugee status to be granted they displayed excellent speaking and thinking skills. They now go to Newtown in December for the Quarter Finals.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SIANI FOR SECURING A PLACE AT WALES SCHOOLS’ FOR THE INDIVIDUAL SPEAKER QUARTER FINALS

Siani was given the motion: “This House Would penalize companies with a high carbon footprint” for her individual speech. She is now off to Newtown, Mid Wales for the Quarter Final where she will speak on the motion: “This House Would allow soldiers to refuse orders on the basis on conscience”. Good luck for this Siani.