All SMC Final at Canterbury Debating

Date: 2nd July 2018

It was an all SMC final at the Canterbury Senior impromptu debating held at StAC last week. Congratulations Lucy Jessep and Hattie Compton-Moen (Y11) up against Christ’s College in the semi-final and Aisha O’Malley and Milly O’Brien (Y13) who fought it out with StAC. Of course both teams won so it was a Y11 vs Y13 SMC final!!

The topic for the final debate – “Has Donald Trump made America great again?” Milly and Aisha for the affirmative argued he has got more people involved in grassroots politics which means political engagement is increasing and that liberals had been lulled into a false sense of security about the state of their country before Trump came along. Lucy and Hattie took the negating side arguing that Trump has legitimised bigotry and implemented long lasting negative policies.

Milly and Aisha won the debate and Hattie was awarded Most Promising.

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