Competing with some of the most seasoned debaters in town, our English Debating Team prevailed and advanced to the Semi-finals in the 37th Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition. They eventually took home the 2nd Runner-up trophy– in addition to sweeping a total of seven Best Debater and Best Interrogative Debater awards in the Quarter-finals and preliminary rounds. Congratulations!
We are glad to see our budding debaters grow and mature into eloquent and analytical young gentlemen throughout the competition since November last year. They handled the challenging (but exciting) motions well, stood firm and fought hard in every round. Indeed, debating is one of the traditions of Wah Yan, a Jesuit school, to sharpen students’ critical thinking and language skills.
Co-organised by the Sing Tao Daily, The Standard and the Education Bureau, the Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition is one of the most respected debating competitions in the local scene, attracting over 100 local and international schools to participate each year. This year, there were a total of 208 teams, of which 56 took part in the English section.