Kent Schools Senior Debating Competition
Hosted by Invicta, The Kent Schools Senior Debate Competition took place on Wednesday, 1 February. Two teams from Invicta debated against two teams from Dartford Boys Grammar School over an intensive four hours.
The first debate was on the motion: Does Automation benefit Society? Both teams fought very hard and very long presenting a number of key arguments in defence of their side. The result was very close but the decision by the judges was given to the Invicta team of Max Mcmanus, Megan Pankhurst, Erin-Jane Roodt and Thibau Grumett.
The second debate on the motion of: This house believes that Nuclear Power should be a major area for future development was fought by Bethanie Goodhew and Abigail Courtness from Invicta. Again it was a very close debate but this time the result went to Dartford. Therefore, both schools competed against each other in the final.
The final topic was on a subject currently being discussed across the world: Is the rise of the ‘populist’ vote something to be feared?
Both teams fought with passion and commitment but Invicta just missed out to a very strong performance by Dartford. Mrs Bui had mixed loyalties as her son Dan was on the winning team.
Our judges were Mr Richard Lavender, chair of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and Mr Trevor Sturgess from the Kent Messenger. A huge well done to all the students who took part.
We would like to encourage more students to engage in debating throughout their life at Invicta. If you are interested please see Mrs Lloyd. We would like to Mrs Lloyd for her commitment to debating at Invicta.