Debaters shine at tournament

On Saturday, November 16th the Bermuda Debate Society hosted the 30th annual BJSL National Schools Debate Tournament, with teams from the Bermuda High School taking the wins in both the middle and senior school divisions. Held at Saltus, the tournament featured debaters from the Bermuda High School, Saltus Grammar School, Sandys Secondary Middle School, and Somersfield Academy. […]

Debaters gear up for tournament

This Saturday, November 16th, students from across the Island will come together as they compete in the 30th Annual BJSL National Schools Debating Tournament. The first Secondary Schools’ Debate Tournament was held in 1989 as a community service project launched by the Bermuda Junior Service League under President Victoria Cox. The project’s mission statement was […]

All-girl debate team’s ‘best ever’ showing

source: The Royal Gazettewritten by: Caroline Skinner An all-girl debating team has notched up Bermuda’s best ever performance at an international competition. The Independent Bermuda team was pipped at the post by South Korea at the Heart of Europe debating competion and came second. But the team won several individual awards, including best overall speaker […]

Bermuda debate team dominate tournament in Europe

The Independent Bermuda team at the Heart of Europe debate tournament have ranked second overall, finishing the finals as runners-up to South Korea. The team, made up of Hailey O’Donnell and Genevieve Lau of Bermuda High School, as well as Kate Tobin of Somersfield Academy, won 7 out of 8 debates in the preliminary rounds, topping […]

Bermuda team make it into debate finals

Kate Tobin, Hailey O’Donnell, and Genevieve Lau have made it into the finals of the Heard of Europe debate tournament, taking place in Czech Republic. The Independent Bermuda team entered the competition last week where they defeated 7 out of 8 teams in the preliminary rounds, claiming the top spot with the most wins, the highest judges’ ballots [21] […]

Bermuda Debate Team Makes Quarter Finals

source: Team Independent Bermuda has reached the quarter-finals as the top seed at the Heart of Europe Debating Tournament in the Czech Republic. A spokesperson said, “Genevieve Lau and Hailey O’Donnell of Bermuda High School and Kate Tobin of Somersfield Academy, comprising Team Independent Bermuda, have broken to the quarter-finals round at the 2019 […]

Teenage trio do their talking in Czech Republic

source: The Royal Gazettewritten by: Johnathan Bell (Senior Reporter) A teenage trio headed to Europe last night to represent the island at an international debating tournament. The school student team left for the Czech Republic, the host nation for the Heart of Europe competition, which starts today. Raina DeFontes, 15, and Christopher Jackson, 16, both […]

Young debaters to square up to world’s best

source: The Royal Gazettewritten by: Fiona McWhirter (Senior Reporter) Teenage debaters will be pitted against former world champions at the end of a two-week boot camp designed to hone their skills. Three members of Bermuda’s national debate team will take part in the match next week when they will face the 2016 world-beating squad from […]

Bermuda national debate team to face off against England

Bermuda’s national debate team will be facing off against England’s 2016 World Champion National Debate Team on July 12th; pitting three of Bermuda’s best young debaters against former debaters who have proven to be among the World’s best. The Debate will cap an intensive two-week debate camp. Kenza Wilks, Organizer of the camp is excited […]