Friday 10 July, 2020

West Kingston Power launches high schools’ debating competition

WKPP PR specialist Moya Rose with students of Clan Clarthy High at the launch.

WKPP PR specialist Moya Rose with students of Clan Clarthy High at the launch.

West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP), home of Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), transformed on Thursday to host WKPP’s inaugural Energy Debating Competition.

Under the theme, “Young Minds Powering Jamaica’s Energy Future”, JEP’s affiliate, provided students, teachers, sponsors and other distinguished guests with a complete overview of the competition implemented to provide students with a platform to express their views; develop their reasoning skills; boost their confidence; and gain insight into the energy sector.

West Kingston Power launches high schools' debate

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The competition comprises eight secondary schools from Western Kingston who will vie for first place by articulating various arguments on topics regarding the energy sector. The confirmed schools include Dunoon Park Technical High School; Wolmer’s Boys School; St. George’s College; Tivoli Gardens High School; Kingston College; Clan Carthy High School; Kingston High School and St. Andrew Technical High School.

The match dates and moots are as follows:

Round 1: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Moot: Be it resolved that climate change is a hoax

Semi-finals 1 & 2: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Moot: Be it resolved that natural gas is the best source of alternative energy

Finals: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Moot: Be it resolved that Jamaica is not doing enough to protect the environment

Please see agenda for round 1, scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018:

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome and Instructions

9:30 am – 11:00 am: (Proposing) St. Andrew Technical vs. Tivoli Gardens High School (Opposing)

(Debate/Adjudication, Results, Feedback)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: (Proposing) Dunoon Park Technical vs. Clan Carthy (Opposing) [Match 2]

(Debate/Adjudication, Results, Feedback)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: (Proposing) Wolmer’s Boys vs. Kingston College (Opposing) [Match 3]

(Debate/Adjudication, Results, Feedback)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: (Proposing) Kingston High vs. St. George’s College (Opposing) [Match 4]

(Debate/Adjudication, Results, Feedback)

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