Congratulations to our Year 7/8 Virtual Debate Team who won a closely argued quarter-final round against Kinross-Wolaroi on Friday.

SMGS argued the affirmative on the topic: ‘That Reality TV is never real.’

The adjudicator said, ‘Both teams did an impressive job with nuanced arguments.’

He said the structure of our teams’ debate was excellent, as were the explanations of points made in each case. He also found their manner was strong, with good eye contact and liveliness in their voices.

The Year 7/8 team now progresses to the semi-finals of the NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition and will debate with either Knox Grammar or The Scots School.

Our speakers were Ruby Smith, Georgia Rumball, Emily Willsmer and 4th writing rebuttal was Abbey Wilson.