College – Issue 31

DEBATING College debaters – intelligent, articulate and persuasive

The art of debating involves skill, intelligence, knowledge and the ability to think on your feet – being a top debater involves plenty of practice and having a razor- sharp mind.

From left: Angus Dysart-Paul, Matthew Moore and Hamish Thomas

The College top team of Matthew Moore, Hamish Thomas and Angus Dysart-Paul possess all these attributes and, according to Teacher in Charge of debating Chloe Harland, are “a force to be reckoned with when it comes to a debate’’.

The team won the 2016 Russell McVeagh Debating Championships in the first term, making them the top debating team in Canterbury. Matthew was named best speaker of the competition. They had the unenviable task of taking the affirmative for the moot, That this

House believes Donald Trump is good for US politics. Matthew Moore was selected as one of five students nationally to join the New Zealand Debating Team which travelled to Stuttgart, Germany, for the World Secondary


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