This past weekend KES hosted schools from across the region in the King’s-Edgehill Invitational Debate Tournament. The tournament is in its fifth year and invites students of all abilities to take part in a day of friendly Canadian parliamentary debate. What is unique to our tournament is that students are given a role in selecting the topic and side for each debate round. This leads to a day of fun with topics such as lowering the voting age and social media bans for minors in our junior category, and topics looking at free trade and immigration policy at the senior level.
Between each round, hallways were bustling with students brainstorming the spirit of the motion, evidence to support their claim, and the impact of the resolution being debated. It was incredible to see corridors of students aged 12-18 engage in collaboration and critical thinking about real-world topics with infectious enthusiasm.
There is a lot to celebrate after King’s-Edgehill students finished in some of the top ranks, but the most important takeaway is a day of learning, collaboration, and friendships that continue to form throughout our debate season.
Congratulations to all who took part and a huge thank you to parents and faculty who volunteered their time as judges providing valuable feedback for our growing lawyers and leaders.