Debating and Public Speaking

At the end of the 2014 debating season, Bentleigh Secondary College finished 5th on the ladder, a great success for all involved. We are about to begin another season of Debating in the DAV’s (Debating Association of Victoria) Brighton region. Students have a teacher that mentors them through the debating process and helps with planning and then they meet at Brighton Grammar School to compete. The team compete against neighboring private and government schools approximately once a month during semester 1. In 2014 we had one team, we’re hoping to add numbers and have more students involved in 2015.

In Semester 2, the DAV runs a short program to introduce younger students to debating. In 2014 we had a group of year 7 & 8 students who attended and leaned the art of debating. We hope to send another group of students in later this year.