Rival turn up to argue the case

Mia, Ruben and Sam, from Ocean Grove primary. 159084

THE Ocean Grove Primary School was host to a debate against their arch-rivals over the bridge, Barwon Heads Primary School last week.
They were given a blind topic and each group was only given half an hour to prepare.
The topic was ‘People should be protected from violent films, television and video games’.
In the first debate Ocean Grove was the affirmative team and Barwon Heads was the negative.
Students were judged on their matter, manner and method and Erin Krusic-Golub, the adjudicator, commended all teams on their efforts.
The first debate was awarded to the negative team (Barwon Heads) by two points and the best speaker went to Tilly also from Barwon Heads.
The second debate, on the same topic, saw Barwon Heads as the affirmative and Ocean Grove as the negative. Once again Ocean Grove was outclassed by fantastic rebuttals and lost by two points. The best speaker for the second debate was Emma from Barwon Heads.
Zoe, from Ocean Grove, did a wonderful job as time keeper for each debate.