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Warwick Academy wins schools debating competition

Winning school: Warwick Academy (Photograph supplied)

Warwick Academy students won the top prize in the annual National Schools Debate Tournament, held at the weekend.

Teams from Bermuda High School, Saltus, Somersfield Academy and Warwick took part in an online version of the event.

Warwick senior students won the debate whether civil unrest is a legitimate form of protest.

The BHS team won the middle school debate on whether governments should provide all citizens and residents with health care.

Students were also challenged with an impromptu round in which middle and senior school students independently prepared and debated climate change and statues that commemorate war.

Nikki-Lynn Marshall, president of the Bermuda Debate Society, said: “We are incredibly happy to have been able to host a tournament despite the pandemic, and would like to thank the BDS board, debaters, coaches, adjudicators, volunteers and supporters who came together to make this happen.

“Hosting a tournament online was a new and great undertaking, but we are grateful that the students were able to participate, and by all accounts it seems that they all enjoyed themselves.”

Anyone interested in supporting the Bermuda Debate Society can contact info@debate.bm

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Published March 11, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated March 10, 2021 at 3:40 pm)

Warwick Academy wins schools debating competition

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