Sustainability Debate Katoomba Highschool
Katoomba High School was one of six high schools participating in the inaugural debate, which was organised by the Western Sydney Region of Councils to raise environmental knowledge of environmental issues and environmental responsibility of students from across Western Sydney.
- The earth is getting hotter because of our actions.
- People should be forced to pay more for petrol to stop them from driving their cars.
- Everyone has the right to a long hot shower whenever they want.
Katoomba High School students, Zoe Johnson, Audrey Marsh, Jacqueline Emmett and Lilian Adamson came 3rd place debating exactly these topics on Monday 19 June.
These four Year 7 students represented the Blue Mountains in the Western Sydney Regional Debating Competition, held in recognition of World Environment Day 2006.
Andrew Foy, Principal of Katoomba High School said, 'Katoomba High School is very proud of these Yr 7 students. It takes a lot of work and thought to prepare debates and even more confidence to deliver them.
Debating is an excellent way to develop critical thinking about sustainability, especially when you have to argue against a personal belief.'
Katoomba High School encourages students to become environmentally responsible leaders in their schools, homes and communities as these students will be at the forefront of the debate on sustainability and how to achieve a more sustainable future.'
The Katoomba High School students won 2 out of their 3 debates and only narrowly missed out on 1st and 2nd place to debate the grand final topic.
Blue Mountains City Council sponsored the school's involvement in the debating competition as part of the Blue Mountains School Environment Network.
This item was posted in August 2006.