On Wednesday 17 August, a group of Year 9 and 10 students travelled to Mazenod College in Mulgrave to compete in the Debating and Public Speaking Competition.

The students had to compete in three debates against a range of other ACC schools. One of these debates was a secret topic where the students only had 45 minutes to prepare their speeches without any assistance from teachers or electronic sources. Well done to Hamish C, Oliver P, Connor O, Charlie D, Bjorn D and James D for their commitment on the day and Jack G for his preparation and teamwork.

Ty M, Noah B and Thomas F participated in the Public Speaking Competition. They had to present a prepared speech on a topic of their choice and also an impromptu topic. Ty M scored the highest individual speaking score on the day.

Congratulations to all of these students for extending themselves to develop skills that go beyond the classroom.