‘Debating, a learning process’

The National,Monday June 27th, 2016

DEBATING is a great learning activity as it involves further research on a particular topic as outlined by Steamships human resources general manager Shaun Carden.
Carden said during a presentation held last Tuesday for schools that took part in the World Environment Day school debate programme organised by Steamships.
He encouraged the students to take part in such activities because it is of great advantage to them.
The programme is held annually during the World Environment Day.
The debate competition is one of the categories under the programme that aims to involve students to share ideas on environmental issues in Papua New Guinea and the world.
It is consists of three programmes – school debates, essay writing and poster drawing competition.
Programme coordinator Margaret Kilapat said the debate topic for this year was; ‘illegal trade in wild life’.
Marianville Secondary School took out the best government team in the debate component with St Charles Lwanga taking out the best opposition team. Runner-ups were Port Moresby International, Tokarara Secondary, Iarowari Secondary and Kilakila Secondary.
For other categories, Waigani Christian Academy made a clean sweep in the poster drawing competition while Ted Diro primary and Waigani Christian Academy had their names against the essay competition category.
Kilapat said it was interesting to see students participated to debate intellectually on the given topic.