Debating win

Scotch Oakburn’s senior debaters won both the Parliamentary Shield and Plate in the 39th annual Parliamentary Shield Competition in May.

The Shield team consisted of Year 12 students Heather Collins, 18, of George Town; Lachlan Hinds, 17, also of George Town; YaYa Mackeddie, 18, of Windermere; and Clare Broomby, 17, of Exeter; with David Morgan, 18, of Launceston, as an advisor.

The Plate team comprised Year 12 students Max Neville, 18, of Launceston; David Hodson, 18, also of Launceston; Will Foster, 18, of Ross; and Eloise Knuckey, 17, of Turners Beach.

The person-in-charge of Debating, Sharon Beattie, praised the teams.

“Both teams were successful in every round they debated, which included topics relating to world peace, euthanasia, the use of torture and family values,” Mrs Beattie said.

“This is an outstanding end to our senior debating roster.”

In 2016, the Scotch Oakburn also won the Parliamentary Plate. The team was Lochie Todd, YaYa Mackeddie, Emily Barnett, Angus Brient and James Beattie.