Junior Debaters Win Grand Final - A First For King's
King's Pimpama Junior Debating Team were recently crowned the best Junior Debating Team on the Gold Coast in 2021, after they were undefeated all season. The team comprised of Grace Browning, Nisa Ahsani Iravani, Amy-Lee Smal, Naomi Sweeney and Emily White, but unfortunately Grace Browning didn't compete in the Grand Final. Their coach, Mr Matthew Burden, stated, "They are the first team to win a debating grand final in King's history. I am so proud of our students. They have been excellent ambassadors for our College."
"They were certainly up against it as the negative team. The moot was that the media should have further restrictions placed on it for children. They fought bravely and were the stronger team considering their unenviable draw position. They competed against a top independent school — who also put up a strong case — but did not comprehensively take advantage of their affirmative status," said Mr Burden.
The team was awarded individual medals, certificates, a perpetual shield and a glass winners' trophy. They are now worthy recipients of Gold Honours as well. The College Cocurricular staff would like to thank parents and friends for supporting the debating teams this year.