Congratulations to the South Australian Schools’ State Debating Team who just made the finals of the National Schools’ Debating Championships 2012. They will debate against Victoria tomorrow morning.
Congratulations to NSW, Queensland and Victoria for also making the finals.
After five rounds of the National Schools' Debating Championships the South Australian Schools' State Debating Team has had three wins and two losses. The team of Gordon Wicks (c), Zoe Brown, Soraya Pradhan and Luke Lehmann has performed very well after months of hard work and training.
Nationals is an annual competition which involves teams of the best debaters from each Australian state and mainland territory. The 2012 Championships are being held in Hobart. As the sole South Australian affiliate of the Australian Debating Federation the SADA is responsible for the selection, training and management of the South Australian Schools' State Debating Team.
The SADA congratulates the team on their efforts and wishes them luck for the remaining rounds.
The State Team Send Off Debate will be held on Monday 23 July in the Bradley Forum, UniSA City West Campus, commencing at 7 pm.
The 2012 South Australian Schools' State Debating Team has worked very hard over the past four months and would appreciate your support.
Over 50 students throughout South Australia participated in the Senior Debating Workshops, which were held during March. These workshops aim to prepare students for debating in the SADA's senior grades but also form the basis of selection for the South Australian Schools' State Debating Team. The top 12 debaters from these workshops are selected to participate in further trials. The SADA commends the following students for their selection in the final 12:
After watching the above students take part a number of highly competitive debates last weekend, the State Team Coaches have finalised the State Team squad, which consists of:
These students will now undertake intensive training in the lead up to the 2012 National Schools' Debating Championships, which will be held in Tasmania in August.
We hope that all students enjoyed the Senior Debating Workshops and look forward to following the progress of the State Team over the coming months.
The 2012 UniSA SADA Schools' Competition Program is now available here. Please take the time to read the Program, which contains information regarding a number of important changes to the UniSA SADA Schools' Competition.