Wellington has retained the New Zealand Schools’ Debating Championships, winning the Grand Final yesterday against Auckland in a 6-1 decision.
The Wellington Black team comprised Liam Dennis (Hutt International Boys’ School), Georgia Bloor-Wilson (Wellington Girls’ College), and Peter McKenzie (Scots College). They were coached by Nick Gavey and Richard D’Ath.
The Auckland Blue team comprised Hannah Schubert Jones (Diocesan School for Girls), Harrison Fookes (Sacred Heart College) and Arunabh Prakash (St Kentigern College). They were coached by Paul Smith and Lucy Harrison.
The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team, to compete at the World Champs in August in Thailand is: Liam Dennis (Captain, Hutt International Boys’ School), Lucy Ellingham (Kerikeri High School), Georgina Lomax-Sawyers (Buller High School), Harrison Fookes (Sacred Heart College) and Arunabh Prakash (St Kentigern College)
The best speaker of the competition was Lucy Ellingham from Kerikeri High School. The captain of the NZ Team is Liam Dennis.
Full report to come.