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  • Team Bermuda: from left, Asha Symons, Megan Sutcliffe, Tyrese Coakley, Yasser Baia and Sierra Brangman (Photograph supplied)

    Team Bermuda: from left, Asha Symons, Megan Sutcliffe, Tyrese Coakley, Yasser Baia and Sierra Brangman (Photograph supplied)

Bermudas tyro discuss organisation enjoyed a earnest start during this years World Schools Debating Championships, nonetheless illness forced a groups withdrawal during a rough rounds.

The island was represented in Bali, Indonesia, by Megan Sutcliffe, 18, a Bermuda High School graduate; Berkeley Institute students Tyrese Coakley, 17, Yasser Baia, 17, and Sierra Brangman, 16, as good as Asha Symons, 16, from Warwick Academy.

While Team Bermuda fared good opposite hosts Team Indonesia, a organisation mislaid narrowly to England, China, a Czech Republic and Estonia.

However, a detriment of 3 members to illness and injury, with one debater treated in hospital, meant that a organisation was incompetent to continue in a competitions.

For Ms Sutcliff, Bali noted a final year debating for Bermuda during a schools turn as she heads to a corner programme between Sciences Po and University College London.

The remaining organisation members are all authorised to contest during subsequent years championships, that will be hold in Croatia and Slovenia jointly.

Bermudian debater Kenza Wilks, of runner-up Team England, got special congratulations for holding a events tip vocalization prize.

The organisation was coached by Akilah Beckles, and Wanda Gibson went to a contest as a judge.


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Published Aug 16, 2017 during 10:30 am
(Updated Aug 17, 2017 during 6:55 am)



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