Ontario Pro-Con Debate Forum Workshop
at Loretto Abbey
After a day in the classroom, groups of students from TCDSB, TDSB and independent schools headed to Loretto Abbey for the annual Ontario Pro-Con Debate Forum workshop. The event was held on Wednesday, November 30 at the Abbey. This year about 60 students from Senator O’Connor, Loretto Abbey, Bloor Collegiate and De La Salle College registered to attend one of five workshops presented by some of the most talented debaters in the league. Workshops included Writing the Constructive Speech, Public Speaking Skills and Cross-examination Strategies. The afternoon also saw a spirited model round of debate followed by questions from interested onlookers. We wish to express a sincere thanks to Shaun Hussain, Head of Math at the Abbey, Santino Bellisario from De La Dalle and Principal Anita Bartolini for hosting this year’s workshop.