Debating Competition

8 Feb 2021

Congratulations to the four Olavian teams, eight keen debaters, who competed in a recent debating competition against other schools.

These rounds consisted of the following motions: ‘This house would require all schools to be co-educational', ‘This house would prohibit the private ownership of art deemed historically or culturally significant’, ‘Assuming technology exists this house would remove fear from soldiers’ and finally ‘This house would cap every company's highest salary at 10x the lowest salary within that company.’

With ten schools, including Westminster and Dulwich, and 40 individual teams competing, we were excited to find out that our top two speakers (Scarlett O’Keefe and Shrey Choudhary) were placed joint 25th out of 80, and our top team, consisting of Jahnavi Singh and Scarlett O’Keefe placed 17th out of 40.

The teams gained extremely valuable and insightful experience that will surely prove extremely useful in their next competition later this month.

Thank you to their debate coach, Wren Welfare, for their dedication and commitment, and to Miss Benham for her help and guidance in organising our participation in this, and we wish them the best of luck in future competitions