Debating is another arts program designed to build confidence and assist with writing and impromptu speaking.

Debating is a team activity in which the students of St Margaret's Berwick Grammar excel and are encouraged to participate in. Students are challenged to put together and engage with logical arguments.

It is a great way to improve general knowledge, public speaking skills and the ability to be persuasive. It complements many of the skills learned in school. Students can take part in both social, directional (club) and competitive settings where they learn and practice their skills.

Students participating in debating learn to think critically about both sides of big issues and are encouraged to keep up to date with current affairs. The skills and knowledge developed are a great platform to participate in a range of other activities including being involved in TedX.

Debating is a great way to make friends and to get to know other debaters from other schools. It is also a very useful skill to take through to university and will significantly enrich a student’s education and the skills learned can help in group discussions, job interviews and writing papers.