Kuwait National English School at BSME Debate, Bahrain 2016
The BSME debating competition held annually at St Christopher's Bahrain is one of the biggest and prestigious Inter-school debating competitions in the Middle East. Following the World Schools Debating Competition format, the event is fiercely competitive. Kuwait National English School made their presence felt in this event this year and it turned out to be a spectacular one as our students made up of 2 senior and one junior team performed well. Our Junior Team 1 competing in their first ever debate did extremely well through the first seven rounds. The star debaters included Nada Abdelhalim, Mariam ElSafty, Halvor Tonsberg, Rashed Binhaji, Saleh Ali, Mario Matta, Abdulrahman Elsafty, Rawan and Retaj Shefei, Iqra Nawaz, Qais Alalami and Randa Akl.
Although 10 of our debaters were participating for the first time ever in competitive debating, they held their own and quietly proceeded through the early stages thereby proving that our students have the caliber to debate with the best. KNES is pursuing every possible avenue to enhance participation in such events and to gain top position in debating in the near future.