The Rotary League Debating season kicked off this week with our Juniors taking on Rhodes High School at UCT. Tamsyn Arendse, Lucy James and Samantha Wallace opposed the motion: This House Believes that homework is ineffective and should be scrapped. Our very young Junior side (all Grade 8s) lost their first debate but showed a lot of promise for the rest of the season.
Our Senior team (Shelby van der Watt, Aviella Abrahams and Kristina Semmelink) proposed the motion: This House believes that benign dictatorships are more beneficial than democratic political systems. A very well presented nuanced argument won them their first debate for the season. Kristina Semmelink was judged best speaker.