Recently, the two debating teams participated in the Term One Round One debates. The motion was that “THBT e-sports should be added to the Olympics”.
On October 7, three debaters of Team Two, Moses Leung (3S), Jason Wong (4K) and Jacky Siu (4K), argued for the negative side against STFA Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School. The adjudicator, Ms Maggie Hui, was particularly impressed with Jacky for his targeted rebuttals and clear case summary, hence nominating him as the Best Speaker. The team also won the debate for presenting a clearer team line and a more coherent team case supported with evidence.
On October 13, three debaters of Team One, Kenxif Chan (3S), Katie To (3S) and Ivan Yeung (4K), argued for the affirmative side against Buddhist Kok Kwong Secondary School. It was such a close debate that our opponent won it by just one point! Still, the teamwork and endeavour of the team was acknowledged by the adjudicator, Mr. Adam Jeffrey, particularly considering that it was the first time that the Form Three debaters had taken part in a formal debate.
Now, both teams are busy with their preparation for the Round Two debates, which will likely be held in early December. Stay tuned!