At Gisborne Secondary College, we offer Debating to both Junior and Senior students. The Junior Debating program runs for Year 7 and 8 students during Term 4 each year. These Debating sessions introduce students to what Debating is, the skills required and the structure of a debate. The Senior Debating program runs for Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students from the end of Term 1 till mid Term 3 each year. The Senior Debating sessions vary by age group. Overall the focus is on students being given a topic and a side to debate. Students spend lunchtimes together and with the Debating Coordinator to plan their debate and get ready to present. If students are looking for further information they can speak to the Debating Coordinator, Stephanie Matters.