Well done to each of our teams and individuals gaining outstanding results in the 2021 Kahurangi Marlborough Regional Debating Championships!
22 teams competed over the weekend in the 2021 Kahurangi Marlborough Regional Debating Championships.
Students were given 30 minutes to prepare a side of an argument and then speak as part of a 3-person team for 6 minutes.
The eight teams from Nayland each competed in four rounds of debating, followed by a final.
The Junior Final was an all Nayland affair with Nayland Gold (Annabel Batt, Rhiannon Sinclair, Stella Bloomfield) versus Nayland Blue (Thora Moffatt, Emmogen Brown Ciara McLellan).
Winner: Nayland Gold
The Senior Final was also an all Nayland affair with Nayland Red (Ra Edmonds, Will Irvine, Tiaki Sharp) versus Nayland Purple (Lovinia Pluck, Ysabella Abel, Pippa Sussex).
Winner: Nayland Red
The following special awards were presented:
- Highly commended (Senior): Lily Wiegund and Pippa Sussex
- Junior Best Speaker: jointly awarded to Annabel Batt and Stella Bloomfield
The 3 person Regional Team that will compete at Nationals in May includes: Emma Barnes-Wetere (Nayland) Will Irvine (Nayland) Reserve: Ra Edmonds (Nayland)
By Gaye Bloomfield