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F4 Debate final result - 1st Runner-up

The CSS Form 4 Debate Team took part in the HKPTU Lion Rock South EMI division finals at City U on 18th May 2018, placing second overall in their division.

Arguing a very close and tense match on the motion ‘Cryptocurrencies should be banned,’ the team debated points ranging from global currencies’ political volatility, to cybercrime and the dark web. The adjudicators’ comments praised our teams’ preparedness, delivery and rebuttals, but we need to improve our roundup and the spontaneity of our responses.

This is one of four debate teams running this year at CSS. Students in Forms 1, 3 and 4 have all worked very hard researching motions, traveling to different schools and debating some topics that have even left teachers scratching their heads. They have stayed late after school, accompanied me on adjudications and observations, and shown great team spirit. I have seen great improvement in their logical thinking, persuasive skills and English delivery.

Let’s hope for continued success next year!

Jonathan Barnes