Karin opened the debate, speaking for the affirmative and presented a compelling argument that was quickly rebuffed by Max, speaking for the negative.
Serena and Ash followed Karin for the affirmative and were very persuasive, but were counter-acted by Reka, Aline and Sam, who balanced facts with humour and confidence, keeping the debate alive. Lightening fingers on laptops by the student support team provided graphical evidence and statistics that were put to good use as the arguments drew to a conclusion.
The debating split the judges, but they agreed that the team against the statement was victorious. The judges voted Karin, speaking for the statement, and Aline, speaking against the statement as the most compelling speakers.
Congratulations to everyone – we look forward to the next one!