IGS debaters take on tough topics

The IGS Senior and Open Debating team travelled to Moriah College in Week 3 to compete in the Heads of Independent Co-Educational Schools (HICES) Debating competition.

Congratulations to the Senior team of Oliver Hale, Henry Lester, Lucy Gardiner and Gemma Barker-Tomkins who won their debate.

They debated the negative on the topic: The Federal Government should be able to override state imposed border security conditions.

English and Drama Teacher Megan Sampson said the Open Team, which included Jake Hardiman, Madiba Doyle-Lambert and Saskia Misko participated in a mammoth afternoon of debating, completing two back-to-back debates.

“They won their first debate arguing affirmative on the topic ‘That fake news has become as much a part of our lives as mainstream media,'” Megan said.

“Their second debate topic ‘That every federal election should also contain at least one plebiscite question’ saw them again argue the affirmative. Unfortunately, they missed out on a second win. However, they spoke with insight and confidence and received great feedback from the adjudicator for next time.”