MacLachlan College Debaters Flourish at Fall Fulford Debate
On Saturday, October 5, our MacLachlan College debaters Andy, Zoravar, Uzair, and Anudev went to St. Clement’s School in Toronto to participate in the 2019 Fall Fulford Debate.
The junior resolution was a prepared one that saw Andy and Zoravar arguing, “This house would ban the use of facial recognition technology.” On the senior side, the debates were all impromptu, wherein the debaters are given 30 minutes to prepare their arguments for a resolution they have just been given. The two impromptu resolutions for the seniors were, “This house believes that the destruction of the environment is terrorism” and “This house prefers a unilingual world to a multilingual world.”
In the afternoon, both juniors and seniors debated the impromptu resolution “This house would ban single-use plastic.” All in all, the debaters had a fantastic time! Our highest scorer in the junior category was Andy, who ranked 11th, and in the senior category, Anudev, who placed 9th.
Grade 12 debater Uzair, for whom this was his last Fulford debate, encouraged others to come out to debate, saying, “It’s an absolutely phenomenal experience that builds a vital skill!”