Debating Matter November 2015

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On Wednesday night, the Sixth Form Debating Society won their Regional  Qualifying Round and have now progressed to the Regional Finals in the national Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition.


Our team of Megan Roberts and Danielle Cullum won the first debate against Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematic School opposing  the motion ‘Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory’.   They impressed the judges with the clarity of their argument and ability to defend their position under intense scrutiny from the judges.


We then progressed to the 2nd round where Sasha Edwards and Rosemary Pijper had to support the motion that ‘Gentrification is good for neighbourhoods’ against strong opposition from Dane Court Grammar School. Again, the pair was praised for their calm and experienced manner, ability to defend their position with well researched evidence and to engage the audience. The judges were impressed with our students and we duly won.


Ms Windle and Ms Knight were very pleased at the support the teams received from their fellow 6th formers, both in research and attendance at the debate, and are particularly excited that the hard work has paid off.  We wish them luck in their preparation for the Finals in the Spring.



Ms M Knight, Debating Society