National Debating Matters - Regional Success
We are delighted to hear that the Invicta Sixth Form Debate Team won the London South Regional round of the Debating Matters National Competition. This means they have qualified for the Regional Final which will take place in April at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College, London.
Mrs Lloyd sent us the following report: “Aaliyah Buxy and Bethanie Goodhew fought a tough debate on the motion of “Monuments to controversial historical figures should remain” which they defended against the boys from The Wilson's School. The Invicta team pulled it off and won the debate, which meant that Kerry Finch and Stephanie Avraamides had to debate the final motion on the topic of “Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence” where they were opposing the motion. Kerry and Steph fought brilliantly and Steph was able to use the case studies from her recent Silicon Valley, USA visit to support their arguments. This again was a tough debate but the judges decided it was a clear win to the Invicta team.
The team were congratulated by all the judges on their performance and Bethanie was also awarded the Best Overall Performance of the Night. So it was a fantastic night for the team and for the school.”
Well done every one and thank you to Mrs Lloyd for taking the girls to the competition. The team are pictured with Terry Marsh an Independent Digital Consultant and a documentary film maker for the BBC.