Lifestyle

WSHS side wins argument

The victorious Warwick State High School Year 8 debating team (back, from left) coach Sarah Pavitt, Dana Jamieson, debating co-ordinator Judy Hefferan, (front) Sarah Pickering, Emily Follett and Aleisha Hamilton.
The victorious Warwick State High School Year 8 debating team (back, from left) coach Sarah Pavitt, Dana Jamieson, debating co-ordinator Judy Hefferan, (front) Sarah Pickering, Emily Follett and Aleisha Hamilton. Contributed

WARWICK State High School Year 8 debating team claimed victory in the Queensland Debate Union Competition for the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region.

Schools from Warwick to Dalby took part.

Warwick State High debating co-ordinator Judy Hefferan said the girls performed well.

"They had eight debates and won seven of them," she said.

The final was held in Toowoomba on Wednesday night.

The Warwick girls faced St Ursula's College, Toowoomba, and Mrs Hefferan said it was a close result.

"St Ursula's College was undefeated going into the final," she said.

"The topic was Should We Repel the Carbon Tax and the girls were on the negative team.

"We had a split decision: There were three judges and the vote went 2-1."

Mrs Hefferan said she was proud of the girls' efforts.

"If was the first year of debating for them," she said.

"They worked really hard; a lot of the work was done in lunch times and after school."

Mrs Hefferan said debating had many advantages.

"It will help them with their team skills, school works, writing and public speaking."

 

RESULTS

Year 9: The Glennie School 1 d Dalby SHS 1

Year 10: Glennie 2 d Fairholme College 1

Year 11: Toowoomba SHS 1 d Toowoomba Grammar School 2

Year 12: Glennie 1 d Fairholme College 1

Topics:  debating education st ursula's college warwick state high school



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

EXPLAINER: How to grab bargain flight from Wellcamp Airport

"Chances are, when it's at that price, they've just paid for the last two seats on the flight."

She said once they were nabbed, the tickets could skyrocket.

Major milestone for lifesaving service

RACQ LifeFlight is celebrating 10 years in south-west Queensland.

Lifelight celebrates 10 years in south-west Queensland

Spread the joy and Adopt a Family

'TIS THE SEASON: Red Cross program coordinators Carol Turnbull and Jo McKinnon are urging Warwick resident to sponsor the remaining six families as part of the Adopt a Family Appeal to give locals doing it tough a great Christmas.

Dig deep to support Warwick families this Christmas

Local Partners

15 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's some awesome ideas


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!