Well done to Luke Light (S6) and Rebekah Jack (S6) who on Thursday last week advanced to the next stage of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament – Scotland’s biggest senior competition. Competing on the night were Williamwood High School, Prestwick Academy, Marr College and Mearns Castle High School who also hosted the event. The team now go on to the next round which takes place sometime in January at a time to be confirmed.
This success follows on from the triumph of Molly MacDougall (S3) and Chloe Russell (S3) who won the annual Victim Support Public Speaking competition at UWS on Wednesday evening last week by delivering powerful speeches on the topics of rape and sexual assault. The girls were commended for their bravery in tackling such emotive subjects, their thorough research undertaken in preparation and the excellent delivery of their presentations. As a result, the girls were awarded a £50 book token each as well as a silver commemorative plate with their names engraved as winners. On top of this, the girls were given a cheque for £500 for Marr College and the school will soon be the recipient of the competition trophy/shield once Marr’s name has been added.
Debating and Public Speaking Schedule:
- ESU St Andrews’s Day Debate (Seniors) – 30 November 2015 at The Scottish Parliament
- ESU Junior Mace Debate – 3 December 2015 (venue tbc)
- Donald Dewar – Round 2 (Seniors) – Date and Venue TBC
We would be delighted to welcome anyone who wishes to get involved in the debating and public speaking club – please get in touch with Mr Hendrie or Ms Gilmour.