Through the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council I have competed in multiple events throughout 2018. Firstly, I competed at an intraschool level in order to ensure a competing placement at the Manawatu regional competition. Then I competed at the regional competition where I achieved 4th equal with my team of Year 12’s from PNBHS. I was the only one on my team to receive a NZSDC excellence award.
Our debates makup:
Round 1 vs Hawera: Won (Affirming)
Round 2 vs Nga Tawa (Overall Winners): Lost (Negating)
Round 3 vs St Peters School: Won (Negating)
Round 4 vs Wanganui High School: Won (Affirming)
Round 5 vs Nga Tawa (Overall Winners): Lost (Affirming)
Team from Right to Left in photo: Andrew Karatea, John Cole, William Wood