William Ellis Through to Regional Round of National Debating Competition
On Wednesday 7th December, 4 yr 12 Politics students took part in the qualifying round of a national debating competition, 'Debating Matters'. Adam Castle and Ferdos Daqiq competed first against students from Chingford High in a debate entitled 'The British Press Requires Tougher Regulation'. Adam and Ferdos did brilliantly, arguing for the motion. After excellent opening speeches, tough questions from the judges and the audience, the judges decided that the boys had won the debate!
This meant that William Ellis was through to the final of the night. Eleanor Sandler-Clarke and Daisy Webb did a fabulous job of arguing for Scottish Independence. The girls fought their corner in a very mature, sophisticated way, deploying their arguments and evidence very successfully.
Again, after gruelling challenges from the judges and the audience, the girls were chosen as the winners, meaning William Ellis is through to the regional round of the debating competition.
The next round takes place on 9th March.
In addition to this, there is a Friday Debate Club available for all students to attend and get involved with. It takes place every Friday lunchtime and has, so far, been a massive success, with students from a range of different year groups getting involved.