March 4, 2015
The IBSB team achieved their target of going one better than last year, reaching the semi-finals of the World COBIS Debate Competition this year. The students all agreed that it was a tough competition this year – offering by far the highest standard of debating in the previous three years. The team have a lot to be proud of in beating the COBIS Debate Champions from the previous two years, BSN (The British School of the Netherlands), in the quarter finals, before eventually losing to tournament champions Edron Academy (Mexico), in their semi-final debate. Edron Academy went on to win the Competition, and were clearly the best team this year (they are the current Pan-American Champions and also recently won the World Schools Debate Competition).
Congratulations to all five members of the senior school debate team, Sebastian, Andreea, Vladimir, Zoe, and Andrei, as well as to our team coach, Mr Afzal Shaikh. Added to Sir Winston Churchill Classic trophy collected earlier this academic year, it has clearly been a very good year for the school debate team.