Agora Portals International School are champions of the Inter-School Debating Competition organised by Mallorca´s Rotary Club Calvià International.
The team, formed by Marianne Boulard, Breno Casciello and Kike Pursals, competed against several British schools of Mallorca, Liceo Francés and they won the hotly contested final against Bellver International College on January 27th, with the debate premise that “Artificial Intelligence is dangerous.”
The motto of Agora Portals International School is dignity, effort and respect; values which were undoubtedly conveyed in this prestigious English Debate League event.
“We have learned a lot from you and we hope that you have learned from us too, because in the end this is what the debate league is all about”.
Breno Casciello, Rotary Club Calvià International
“Public speaking, debating and drama are fundamental disciplines and skills, which is why at Agora Portals International School we have introduced these subjects in English; our pupils in 1st Baccalaureate have given us great joy by winning the debate in English organised annually by the Rotary Club Calvià International; they have done so with great humility and with an excellent level of English and public speaking, congratulations! There is no doubt that the bilingual English-Spanish education that Agora Portals I.S. provides our students with the linguistic basis to be able to develop these skills comfortably in both languages.”
Rafael Barea, School Director, Agora Portals International School
Public speaking and having the confidence to stand up and speak to peers or strangers are important life skills for young people. Having the ability to gather your thoughts and speak clearly in a high-pressure situation are skills that will help them in their personal and working lives.