Final face-off between debaters
TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College will battle Ying Wa College in the grand final of the 11th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition today.
The two schools will debate the motion: 'The 'Tiger Mother' approach is a good way to bring up teenagers in Hong Kong', with Kap Yan as the affirmative side and Ying Wa the negative.
The debate will be adjudicated by five native English speaking teachers - Perry Bayer from CCC Ming Kei College, Tom Derbyshire (Stewards Pooi Kei College), Barbara Robson (St Antonius Girls' College), David Walker (Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School) and Karen Margetts (Aberdeen Baptist Lui Ming Choi College).
In the semi-finals, Ying Wa beat Pui Tak Canossian College to earn their trip to the final. Last year Ying Wa were defeated by the eventual champions, HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, in the semi-finals.
Kap Yan defeated Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College in the semi-finals to enter the final.
To make the final more competitive, debaters will be given an extra minute each for their speeches.
The final will be held from 4.45pm to 6.45pm at the Academic Community Hall at Hong Kong Baptist University in Kowloon Tong.
The contest, jointly organised by the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association and the South China Morning Post, is sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.