Farrer have a team of senior debaters entered in the Premier’s Debating Challenge for 2016.
A rotation of debaters have been involved including – Alexi Collison, Jack Poleviak, Sam Turton, George Gardiner, Sam Wall and Mackinley Goodwin (all Year 12 students).
Round One Topic: Social Media – Farrer defeated Glenn Innes HS at Glenn Innes
Round Two Topic: Education – Farrer defeated Duval High School at Farrer
Round Three Topi: Politics – Farrer defeated Inverell HS
This means we went 3-0 in the region and progress to the State finals
Keep you posted! Damian McManus – English Teacher
The Years 11&12 Premier’s Debating Challenge is the oldest competition of its kind in NSW. It began in 1930 with the generous donation of the trophy by Miss Hume-Barbour, a descendant of Hume the explorer. Initially only boys’ schools in the metropolitan area were eligible to enter; from 2001 the competition became statewide.
The competition, which is open to senior students in government schools, takes the form of one hour preparation debates with both sides having a choice of three topics. All teams are grouped into zones of four or five schools for the round robin level of the competition and after the zone winners have been determined the competition enters a knock-out phase.