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Staff v Students ends Debating season

Bishop Cotton School (BCS) Shimla boys had their debating skills put to the test when the school ran their Inter-house debating competition in the Irwin Hall recently. Marks were given to the teams for their style, speed, tone, volume, diction, fluency and clarity and of course, their general intelligence throughout.

BCS is one of the oldest residential boys’ schools in Asia (founded 1859) and has played a key part in shaping the development of public schools and education in India as well as producing a host of well-known and successful alumni. The Slater Debates were started here at BCS named after the first headmaster Rev Dr. Slater.

The debating season at school concluded with an age-old tradition, recently revived by Mr MP John (HM), of a Staff v Students Debate. The event was Chaired by Old Cottonian Dr Deepak Sood, who is an active member of the Shimla Rotary Club.

The Staff team comprising of Housemaster:
Curzon Mr. Reuben T. John, Mrs. Mamta Gupta & the whip Mrs. Rose Lal was led by the Director Mr. Simon Weale while Ranveer Kochhar of the Fifth Form led Deep Bose (UVI), Karni Singh (UVI) & Shrey Agarwal (LVI).

The teachers won the debate arguing against the topic- ‘Music & Art is a waste of time in schools’. The boys performed splendidly and were congratulated on their arguments and points. All academic staff personally attended the evening session to encourage and watch the boys in their care.

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