A joyous busload of QHS students returned from Tamworth last Wednesday after four students Indiah Nean, McKenzie Mizzi, Keenan Davis and Molly Owen took out the title of Regional Debating Champions in the Premier's Debating Challenge.
The awesome foursome were supported by eight of their QHS peers at the exceptional debate against former Regional Finalists, Armidale High School.
The debate saw QHS for the affirmative on the topic ‘Homework should be scrapped’.
“The adjudicator said it was very close and one of the best debates he has ever seen,” said teacher and Coach Mrs Stenner.
The team has now qualified for the State Finals to be held over three days in Sydney next week.
“The team was cohesive, they had a well-planned argument and stuck to the correct debating structure, which is one reason for them taking the win,” said Mrs Stenner.
Student, Indiah Nean said the team found the debate to be a positive experience.
“Our team line was ‘Get homework off our minds, as it is a waste of our time’ and we stated that it creates stress for teachers and students and talked about how students have the ability to cheat with homework as this is not supervised by teachers,” she said.
The students said it was also great experience against Armidale High School - who had been to State Finals in 2017.
“Armidale were fantastic, and very generous afterwards as they gave us some great tips in regards to our next round,” said Molly Owen.
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