On Wednesday, 9th of March, the ICOM Senior Debating Team participated in their first round of debating for 2022 at Williamstown High School. It was a very successful evening with four of our teams coming home with well-deserved wins!
Our B Grade Team 1 consisting of Year 11 girls Rahemah Danish, Benazir Shafiz and Sumaiyya Baloch took home a commanding win over Caroline Chisholm Catholic College by four points, arguing for the affirmative on the topic of ‘That artists should be held legally accountable for deaths and injuries that occur at their concerts’. The girls from Caroline Chisholm Catholic College performed extremely well also. Rahemah Danish came away with best speaker for this debate, well done girls!
The ICOM C Grade Team 3 consisting of Year 10 girls Marwa Al-Khalidi, Nosayba Aljibaly and Khadra El Hawli maintained their winning form from last year, defeating Suzanne Cory High School by 3 points arguing for the negative on the topic of ‘That we should boycott major sporting events held in countries with poor human rights records’. Suzanne Cory High School debated at a high level and made it challenging for our team to find victory. The ICOM C Grade Team 5 consisting of Afifa Khan, Tameema Wahab and Wajeeha Raza also snatched a win from a different Suzanne Cory High School Team 3 also arguing for the negative on the same topic and winning by 3 points, with Wajeeha Raza taking out best speaker. Well done superstars!
Over in D Grade, our Year 9 girls Mashhuda Ali, Khadija Kamran and Iraj Rizvi defeated Mount St Joseph Girls’ College arguing for the affirmative on the topic of ‘That sporting bodies should not accept sponsorship from gambling companies’. Khadija Kamran was awarded best speaker. Well done to our girls and the Mount St Joseph Girls’ College team for showing developed debating skills across the board.
The next round of Senior Debating takes place on Wednesday March 30th and our teams are already gearing up for what will be a great interschool contest.