Should there be chess at the Olympics? Should we ban all gambling advertising? To decide and argue these issues, Epping Secondary College has fielded two teams in the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) Schools Competition which occurs once a month. This tournament brings together debating teams from districts across Melbourne to debate against one another.
The Epping Secondary College Debating Teams consist of nine enthusiastic students from years 8 and 9. This year, there are two teams competing in the interschool debating competition. The recent debates have covered the issues of banning gambling advertising and introducing a tax on vehicles that drive into the Melbourne CBD.
We meet every Thursday at lunchtime in D11 with Miss Neocleous and Mr. Gill-Atkinson as supervising teachers. We welcome all students in any year level to join us! In September, we hope to run an inter-house debating competition with prizes and house points being awarded to the winning teams.