This week we hosted the first round of the Central Otago impromptu debates. We entered several teams, including our brand new Year 8 team. The Year 8 team went against a Year 9 team – and won!
It was a really successful night with teams from all over Central Otago attending the competition. Apparently we had the most entries ever.
It was fantastic to see the energy and real thinking from all of the students. It was a cold night but the place was buzzing and heated up by student brain power. Some rooms were like saunas after the debates!
Our Year 8 team was really impressive and debating is such a great way to develop critical thinking skills. Here’s a few shots of them in action.
This week our senior team had a debate against the senior Dunstan High School team. The debate was an evening one and it was held at the Centennial Court in Alexandra. The Rotary Club provided a lovely meal and a great audience.
Our senior team was depleted because of the Waimate Exchange. We had one senior debater and two Year 10 speakers. It was a fabulous and hard fought debate and we were pleased to come out as the winners. Well done boys!
Here are some shots of cast and crew after the show.
I’m running out of steam so these are the last photos that I will post for now. Enjoy.
The Queen of Hearts was not the only queen that graced the stage last week. We had our own royalty – the best dressed caretaker in the country!
This is the second post on the backstage antics of the cast and crew.
You can find Part One here.
Some more make-up magic!
The crowd pre-show.
During the show
Some stayed still and others danced off that nervous energy! See Part Three for more…
The End of Part Two.