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Winners of the final tournament
of the V CICAE pre-university
debate league - UCJC
320 students debated the rapid rise of e-commerce and its
impact on society in the grand final of the V CICAE PreUniversity Debate League – UCJC, which was held online on
March 12th and 13th. The debate involved teams from 29
schools across Spain,
The most used arguments for the pro-position were the increase
in the availability of supply to consumers, the enrichment of the
experience of all users and the increase in jobs, resulting from
the greater ease of entering the market, thanks to a global
distribution capability. On the other hand, the arguments of the
position against focused on the increase in consumerism which
potentially leads to such quick and easy access to the purchase
of products, the consequent environmental impact of
overproduction and the possible problems associated with the
orientation of societies, especially for developing countries, to
satisfy this massive production.
Mirabal achieved victory in English and the second-year student
of Baccalaureate, Ana Pérez Lezcano, achieved the title of best
speaker of the entire edition.
Runners-up in the pre-university
tournament at I.E University
At the end of February, the pre-university tournament of the Instituto de Empresa took
place. This tournament, aimed at 4th ESO and Baccalaureate students, follows a
parliamentary model, that is, the teams have only 15 minutes before the debate to prepare
and develop their arguments.
Positions for and against current social and economic issues, such as the electoral
systems of countries or the vaccination process against COVID-19, are also interspersed.
The speakers of each team debate during their 7 minutes of intervention the position to be
defended, presented, explaining and highlighting their ideas. On this occassion two teams
were formed, lead and organized by David Maclachlan, composed by Ana Pérez, Sofía
Feord, Álvaro Pineda, Hugo Labella, Sergio López, Lucia García and Sara Martín. The
last four were able to qualify and finally obtained second place. On the other hand, Lucía
García won second place as speaker, beating more than 20 speakers from all over Spain.
Ana P. L. (2º Bachillerato A)