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Bregado Flax Educational Centre wins 2018 national debate

From left to right: Kayliah Stevens, Ryan Ramlall and Mariah Christian from the Bregado Flax Educational Centre debating team emerged the winners of the 2018 national debate. Photo: Team of Reporters
Acting Chief Education Officer, Connie E. George (left), and Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL), (far right) Minister for Education and Culture, presenting a trophy to the runners-up Ra’naa James, Chad R. Willock, and Aniyah Wilkinson of the St Georges Secondary School debating team. Photo: Team of Reporters
Acting Chief Education Officer, Connie E. George (left), and Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL), (far right) Minister for Education and Culture, presenting a trophy to the runners-up Ra’naa James, Chad R. Willock, and Aniyah Wilkinson of the St Georges Secondary School debating team. Photo: Team of Reporters
Pictures of all the winners including the other impromptu students from other schools. Photo: Team of Reporters
Pictures of all the winners including the other impromptu students from other schools. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was weeks of preparation for students, teachers and parents over the past three months.

In the end, only two High Schools were left standing, and reached the finals in the Territory’s Department of Education national debate. The two finalist were the Bregado Flax Educational Centre from Virgin Gorda and the St Georges Secondary Division, a private religious school located on Tortola.

It was last evening Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the auditorium of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School in Road Town that both sides squared off on the topic, for or against privatisation of Government Departments. The moderator of the debate was Cromwell Smith aka ‘Edju En Ka'.

Bregado Flax Educational Centre big win

The winning school was Bregado Flax Educational Centre who argued strongly against privatisation and was able to convince the panel of distinguish judges of their points. Runners-up were St Georges Secondary school.

The Bregado Flax Educational Centre’s student winning team consisted of Kayliah Stevens, Mariah Christian and Ryan Ramlall.

The St Georges student team were Ra’naa James, Chad R. Willock and Aniyah Wilkinson. Mr Willock received the best speaker award in the debate.

There were other impromptu debate questions for students from other schools and the winner came from the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS). The student winners all walked away with trophies, and cash prizes sponsored by various private sector organisations.

Also on hand was the Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Acting Chief Education Officer, Connie E. George and political candidate and father of Chad, Julian Willock, as well as other students, parents, teachers, families of students and principals.

8 Responses to “Bregado Flax Educational Centre wins 2018 national debate”

  • pat (20/04/2018, 23:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice!
  • Mainland (20/04/2018, 23:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    CONGRATS CHILDREN #VISTRONG, AND SO YOU RISE!
  • Beyond Proud (21/04/2018, 05:38) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Super proud of them! I see two of my past students. Little island, big heart! ❤️

    Congrats to ALL the students, it takes courage to speak in front of an audience.
  • Valley (21/04/2018, 08:20) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    thanks VINO I was wondering why no one had this; VG rules
  • VIslander (21/04/2018, 14:23) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations! It’s great to see that in spite of the unfavorable circumstances under which these students and teachers are working they are still excelling. Continue to aim high. Continue to persevere and like cream you will rise to the top. In spite of the obstacles or because of them you will shine like the stars that you are.
    The students are to be congratulated. So too are those who worked with them, prayed for and encouraged them. Continue to be positive in a negative world. Shine on VG Stars!!!!!!
  • capital (22/04/2018, 07:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonderful news. Congratulations Students. I love to see young people from the Sister Islands shining
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  • ras (22/04/2018, 15:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rigorous training pays
  • Charley Rose (23/04/2018, 12:49) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I would like to express sincere congratulation to all the students who participated in the debating final. However, I want to say how proud I am to see the Bregado Flax Secondary school winning the competition. I am surprise that the Minister of Education posing with the loosing team in Virgin Islands News Online. That will not stop Bregado Flax from winning. In the future we will continue to win. Virgin Gorda is strong in many ways. They can't stop us.


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