Secondary Debate Competition
English School Debating Competition
and counter points, peppy arguments, strong rebuttals and aggressive defense
were some of the highlights of the electrifying debate held at Kuwait National
English School on Thursday 5th December 2019.
topic was “ Should Expatriates be banned from working in Kuwait”
set the stage for a thrilling bout of debating with statistics, facts and
figures and a whole lot of striking arguments for and against a ban on
expatriates. The teams consisted of year 12 students who have vast experience
gained in debating from their participation in the BSME debate in Bahrain some
The teams were set up
by a draw.
Team Against (Negative)
Speaker (Rawan Al
1st Speaker (Ibrahim Al Hadiya)
Speaker (Fouz Al
2nd Speaker ( Iqra Nawaz)
Speaker (Mohammed Al Mohaini)
3rd Speaker (Retaj Al Shafei)
the moment the bell went off, the gloves were off and both teams ably presented
their view points in a structured and organized manner. Points were effectively
stated and rebutted by both teams and in the end it came down to the wire as
team affirmative secured first place. Team opposition were loudly cheered on
for their fighting spirit it was a close call.
event was well organized and Mahnoor Mudassar (Year 12) ably
anchored the event giving snippets at the end of each speaker’s
presentation. Pouya Masjedi was the time keeper for this
Director Madame Chantal was present throughout the competition and was seen
enjoying the performance of the students. Our Director has been a great
promoter of debating and such events continue the tradition of KNES offering
its students numerous avenues to build and develop their skills. Madame Chantal
gave away trophies, medals and certificates to both teams.