18 June 2018

WA Debating League

Students from Years 7 to 12 interested in representing Scotch College in Interschool Debating are requested to register their name as an individual or together with a team of 3 - 4 with Miss O'Toole or Miss Mullin in Middle School, or Miss Kate Gooding in Senior School by Friday, 13 February (end of Week 2).

The WADL competition is run on a fortnightly basis, with five rounds spread over Summer and Autumn term. If a team reaches finals, these are held weekly on an elimination basis over Winter term. The debates are held on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights, usually at schools in the area such as Christ Church Grammar School and Shenton College. Students in Year 7 and 8 usually debate from 6:30 to 7:30pm, those in Year 9 and 10 from 7:20pm to 8:30pm, and Seniors from between 7 and 10pm. Years 7 to 10 have prepared debates, getting their topics ahead of time, while those students in Year 11 and 12 have a mixture of prepared and impromptu debates.

More information can be found at http://www.wadl.org or by contacting Kate Gooding by email at KGooding@scotch.wa.edu.au.

Kate Gooding