ISDA Debating Grand Finals

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The Grand Final of the 2017 ISDA Debating Competition was held last Friday 16 June hosted at Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College. PLC Sydney debating teams performed brilliantly with our Senior A’s overcoming MLC to take out the win while our Junior B’s were named runners up in the Primary Competition. Both teams should be very proud of their achievements. 

The Senior A team, Emma Tanevska (Year 12), Christina Bouletos (Year 12), Jade Lin (Year 12), Julia Raleigh (Year 12) and Eleanor Lawton-Wade (Year 11) took the negative side to debate the topic: That in times of severe economic uncertainty, the government should censor all news about the state of the economy. Julia started strong with the economic effects of such a model and the role of the media.
 
 Jade was sent in to rebut and provide economic analysis with regards to external stability and government accountability.
 
Finally, Eleanor gave a vivid description of the nature of fear. The rebuttals and arguments of the team were aided by Emma. 
 
Overall, a fantastic win showing a deep understanding of economics. Congratulations Senior A’s! 
 
The Primary B team consisting of Year 6 students, Sienna Haigh, Raehana Taoube, Olivia Stavrakis, Eujiny Cho and Phoebe Adam were given the affirmative side to debate MLC on the topic: All advertising should be banned.  Sienna started strongly with the argument regarding the separation of wealthy and poor businesses.
 
Olivia was sent in to further develop this point and to explain how advertisements can be misleading.
 
Finally, Eujiny gave a vivid description of her team’s case including pointing out of the flaws in the opposition's case. The rebuttals and arguments of the team were aided by Raehana
 
We couldn’t have been prouder of our girls. Well done!

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