SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Well done to the Years 10 and 11 History Debating teams for their recent participation in the JA Thompson History Debating Competition.

The Year 11 team contested an elimination round against St Benedict’s Catholic College. The topic was "That the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb is overrated by historians" with SCEGGS taking the affirmative. This was an interesting topic in which both teams explored the work of archaeologists and historians and pondered historical memory and the role of history in popular culture. Unfortunately the SCEGGS team lost the debate and are now out of the competition, but we are proud of them for having made it through to the elimination stage. Congratulations to Aneka Henshaw, Sophia Hruby, Aisha Imtarnasan and Katarina Kuo for your outstanding team work and speaking skills. It has been a pleasure to watch your debates over the past two years.

The Year 10 team faced Newington in the Quarter Finals and were the affirmative side for the topic "That World War II was won on the Eastern Front". The team of Amelia Board, Annika Deitz, Ella Godhard and Dominque Liew prepared a thorough and detailed case about a topic they initially did not know too much about and were rewarded with a convincing win! We wish them all the best in their Semi Final debate.

Kelly McManus
History Debating Co-ordinator

 

 

Congratulations to the Years 10 and 11 History debating teams who have made it through to the next stage of the JA Thompson History Debating Competition!

The Year 11 team will be contesting an elimination round against St Benedict’s College in Week 3 and the Year 10 team will debate against Newington College in the Quarter finals. We wish both teams the best of luck.

 

Kelly McManus
History Debating Co-ordinator

 

 

Congratulations to the Years 10 and 11 History debating teams for their efforts this term. Although both teams lost their most recent debates for the first time this year, the high quality debates were closely contested.

The Year 10 team was hosted by Barker College and argued the negative side for the topic "That the collapse of the League of Nations was inevitable." A challenging topic even for Year 12 Modern History students, the team had to work hard to mount a strong case supported by evidence. They did this but were narrowly defeated. We congratulate Claudia Hunt, Tiffany Di Lucia, Ella Godhard, and Charlotte Newton for their fine efforts in their History debating debut.

The Year 11 team visited the Glebe campus of Sydney Secondary College and presented their arguments negating the topic "That the attempts of the US government to solve the issues of the Great Depression did more harm than good". This was another area relating to Year 12 Modern History, so a great deal of preparation was required. The team consisting of Aneka Henshaw, Aisha Imtarnasan, and Sophia Hruby, spoke and argued extremely well but were also narrowly defeated.

We look forward to following the progress of the History debaters as they enter the quarterfinals of the competition.

 

Kelly McManus
History Debating Co-ordinator