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Mixing Debate with Island Life

SJR students excelled at the Bermuda Public Speaking and Debating Tournament, which took place at Saltus Grammar School on February 27 – 29, 2020. In between competing, the group made a little time to visit Bermuda landmarks, like the Crystal Caves. Congratulations to all the students and teachers involved.

Junior Division (Grades 7- 8)
All of SJR’s participants are in Grade 8.

World Schools Debate Teams:
1st - Vedant, Ian and Simi
2nd - Amy, Ayesha and Aleta
3rd - Grade 8 Student, Kate and Jude

Debate Individual Ranking:
1st - Vedant
2nd - Amy
3rd - Simi

Persuasive Speaking:
1st - Jude
2nd - Grade 8 Student
3rd - Amy

1st - Vedant
2nd - Jude
3rd - Kate

Interpretive Reading:
1st - Amy
2nd - Ayesha

Senior Division (Grades 9 - 12)
All of SJR’s participants are in Grade 9.

4th - Connor

Persuasive Speaking:
1st - Nicholas
2nd - Connor
3rd - Lacey
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.