Copperfield College Debating Day

FD ran a dynamic Oxford-style debate on the topic “That we should introduce compulsory national service for 19-year olds in Australia” to challenge budding new debaters from Copperfield College to take their oratory skills to the next level as part of an integrated Debating Day with the Melbourne University Debating Society. Young speakers from Years 7 and 8 debated in teams through a fast-flowing argument and rebuttal with minimal preparation, thinking on their feet. Impressive! This workshop was led by Kim Little, former World Champion Debating Competition winner, government policy advisor and experienced coach.