Barton Peveril’s National German Debate Team

Barton Peveril’s German Debate

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted the first round of the Goethe Institut National German Debating Competition. The Debating Competition is a national event that sees German-speaking students from throughout the country battle, in teams, to be crowned the National German Debating Champions.

The Barton Peveril German Debate Team faced Exeter School and participated in a series of debates speaking only in German. The team consisted of former The Gregg School pupils Hugo Steel and William Staddon, Wyvern College alumni Dom Kwarta, and The King’s School, Fair Oak’s previous student Reuben Biondi.

After a very close debate, the team from Exeter School were victorious and will now proceed to the next stage of the competition.

“A great opportunity”

Speaking on participating in the national event, Barton Peveril student Dom Kwarta said:

“It was a great opportunity to practice my German and get to know others who are doing the same, but most importantly to get involved in exciting events led by the Goethe Institute”

Barton Peveril Teacher of German, Helen Wheelwright, commented on her team’s effort:

“I was absolutely blown away by how the team rose to the occasion and came up with some really high-level German.”

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