Congratulations to the Debate Team! Mr Finniear runs the group, and shared the following news with us: “Iona Hamilton (10Story), Ben Meaby (11Ridgeway) and Eddie Borbone (10Otter) won the first round of the English Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition, beating a team from St Philip Howard and two teams from Christ’s Hospital. Iona also won Best Speaker for her speech on ‘Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence’ (Toni Morrison). She spoke passionately on the subject and was commended by one of the judges in feedback afterwards. They will progress to the South Regional Final on Tuesday 16th March.”
We are all very proud of the team for a fantastic performance. If you are interested in debating, please contact Mr Finniear. Find out more about the competition at https://www.esu.org/competitions/psc/.