A pair of students represented Alberni Valley Secondary School at the provincial bilingual debating tournament in Vancouver last week.
The tournament took place at Lord Byng secondary school. Bronwyn Currey and Kiarra McNaught represented ADSS. The prepared topic was that Canada should ban fracking, and the students had to debate both sides of this resolution.
They needed to present their points, question their opponents and refute their opponents’ points in both languages.
In the afternoon the students debated an impromptu resolution: be it resolved that teachers’ salaries be based on their students’ results on standardized tests. Once again, their presentations were half in French and half in English.
Both students performed very well. The winners of the tournament will continue on to the national finals.