By Colleen Barilae – EM TV, Lae
Two secondary schools have been presented their winning prizes after a debate competition.
Last week, two schools in Lae participated in a school debate in line with the World Environment Day.
Lae Secondary and Busu Secondary School were part of the school debate that was held by Steamships in Lae.
More than 12 students from Lae Secondary and Busu Secondary School took part in the school debate that ran for a day last week.
Theophiles Singh a participant from Busu Secondary says such school competition has brought his school to an avenue where they were able to display their academic strength.
He with his fellow students have been part of a challenge against another Lae school, one that builds a good relationship.
Busu Secondary School was given the overall winner’s prize of the debate against its fellow Lae school.
The debate organised by Steamships Limited and themed in line with Environment Day was an initiative aimed at building these students’ knowledge in environment and conservation.
This school challenge has contradicted the negative concept that many often see in Lae schools following school fights.
Such school competitions are encouraged to bring schools together, especially where it keeps students from creating enemies amongst themselves.