Champion in Debating (HKSSDC) 20-21

Being undefeated against different schools, Hong Kong True Light College English Debating Team 1 (senior) has finally been crowned as the champion of 2020-21 Hong Kong Secondary School Debating Competition (Div II) (Kowloon & HK) in Term 1. On 26 Feb 2021, the team, comprising all S4 students, including 4A Tina Cheung (the first speaker), 4A Anna Chan (the second speaker) and 4A Nicole Chan (the third speaker), spoke as the Negative House on the motion ‘the House supports the use of tiger parenting techniques’ against Tack Ching Girl’s Secondary School. The Finals match was intense and it was a neck-and-neck game. Eventually the adjudicator was more convinced by the solid evidence and research findings presented by our team and declared us the winner.

Despite the pandemic that forces all debates to go online, it has been a fantastic year for our school with victories for all of our three teams (S1-2, S3, and S4-S5). The senior team (Team I) has concluded term 1 with the champion title; while the S3 junior team (Team II) has also secured their spot in the HKSSDC Finals, which will take place in term 2. We look forward to another exciting contest for Team II in their Finals!

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English Debating Team I, Nicole Chan (4A), Tina Cheung (4A) and Anna Chan (4A) with their coach, Ms Yeung, won in the Finals of Hong Kong Secondary School Debating Competition (Kowloon & HK).

I can’t believe our team can do that well considering our little experience in debating! I appreciate my teammates much for all research efforts, practice and mock debates. It is a good experience for me to understand how important dealing with pressure is. I would like to give my huge gratitude to my teacher advisor, Ms Yeung, and my peers!

Nicole Chan, 4A

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Online debating has been a new challenge for our debaters.

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Debating is not only about speaking, but also research, attentive listening, and teamwork.