The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team leaves today for the 2009 World Schools’ Debating Championships in Athens, Greece, aiming to do one place better than their amazing runner-up performance in Washington in September.
The five person team consists of Maria English (Captain, Wellington), Ben Kornfeld (Auckland), Holly Jenkins (Wellington), Jennifer Savage (Wanganui) and Tom Chen (Hamilton).
The team is accompanied by coaches Julia Fetherston and Kevin Moar.
New Zealand is also sending three adjudicators: Claire Ryan, Rosy Moar, and Jordan Ward.
Rounds 1 and 2 are on the 11th of February. You can find the draw by clicking here. Results will be posted here, round by round, as they come to hand.