Students star in debates

High school debate teams from
Cayman Prep, John Gray, Cayman Brac, Cayman Academy, Clifton Hunter, and Grace
Christian Academy have been squaring off over a variety of topics.

The Fred Speirs Inter-School
Debates are sponsored by British Caymanian Insurance and jointly hosted by the
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman

The first moot, debated on 18
November, was: “Regardless of achievement, students should not be held back in
school”. The winners were the A and B teams from Cayman Brac and Clifton
Hunter. Cayman Prep (as last year’s winning team) and Cayman Academy (which was
the losing team with the highest score) also moved to the next round.

The second moot, on 3 February,
posed the question of whether “A minimum or ‘living’ wage should be introduced
in the Cayman Islands as a matter of priority”. The winning teams were from
Cayman Academy, Clifton Hunter (A), and Cayman Brac (B). Cayman Prep was the
losing team with the highest score, so those students also proceeded to the
next round.

In the upcoming round, four teams
will face a moot on 17 March, when they will argue the topic of whether
euthanasia should be legalised. Squaring off on Cayman Brac will be the Cayman
Brac (B) team as the proposer and Cayman Academy as the opposer. On the same
day, debaters from Clifton Hunter (A) as the proposers will face the opposing
team from Cayman Prep.

The public is encouraged to attend.
The winners will advance to the final championship round.