Cabramatta High School's debating team are prepared

Beautiful minds: The Cabramatta Debating Team, [back from left] Eric Urng, Cindy Bui, Sylvia Lim and Luke Trainor, [from the from left] Denise Antonio, Amanda Easterbrook, Tracy Chau and Linda Ly. Picture: Jennifer Duvall

Beautiful minds: The Cabramatta Debating Team, [back from left] Eric Urng, Cindy Bui, Sylvia Lim and Luke Trainor, [from the from left] Denise Antonio, Amanda Easterbrook, Tracy Chau and Linda Ly. Picture: Jennifer Duvall

CABRAMATTA High School's debating team will be better prepared the next time they wage a war of words, after recently spending a day in training.

On July 21, the group of year 9 and 10 students attended the Annual Debating Training Day at the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta Campus.

It was co-ordinated by the Masters Academy and current Law students.

The aim of the training day was to teach students, from a variety of schools, how to effectively debate.

The students said they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn debating strategies that will assist them to achieve their best in future debating competitions.

The Cabramatta student debaters have already been involved in debates against teams from other schools.

So far they have won two out of the three rounds they have contested.

The team hopes that their participation in the university training day will further strengthen their individual abilities.

"The debating training day was an excellent experience," said Cabramatta team member Sylvia Lim.

"It furthered my knowledge and skills and was extremely intriguing. The coach engaged us by incorporating current world issues, which were truly enlightening."

By being a part of the debating team, the students agreed they felt as though they had gained valuable time management skills, while also boosting their self-confidence.

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