SCONE Grammar School (SGS) continued its success in the latest round of the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) debating competition recently at the Hunter Valley Grammar School in Ashtonfield.
Besides the host school, teams were also sent by Newcastle Grammar School, Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College and Central Coast Grammar School.
All the SGS students faced formidable competition as their largely metropolitan-based competitors could draw their teams from larger pupil populations.
The topic of debate for the SGS Year 6 team was: “We should teach coding instead of creative writing”.
Opposing the SGS outfit were four capable individuals from the Hunter Valley Grammar School.
However, the SGS Year 6 students comprising Hannah Glenn, Daniel Crowther, Sarah Clark and Scarlett Frampton were victorious and successfully argued against the idea of teaching coding instead of creative writing.
Behind the talented SGS team is Deb Moore – a nurturing coach and teacher.
Mrs Moore regularly guides the students, after school hours, assisted by senior debater, mentor and Year 10 student, Ruby Wong.
It is during these sessions that the pupils continue to develop their talents as skilful persuaders with enhanced abilities to work as team players – vital skills in any social or work environment.
Congratulations to the entire team and to Scone Grammar School for continuing to provide opportunities to rural students normally reserved for students in metropolitan areas.