On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of driving the School Debating team to Ballarat to compete against Ballarat & Clarendon College. It was a secret topic debate where students received the topic and then had one hour to prepare their arguments. The topic was “The Government should not provide funding for The Arts,” our team was arguing the negative case. In an outstanding performance by the team, they won by three points and Lauren Bowles won best speaker. Congratulations to the team, opening speaker James Mullin, 2nd Speaker Lauren Bowles and 3rd speaker Georgia Jenkins.