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KS5 Debate at Newman University

On Wednesday 15th November, four of our 6th Form students: Nina Bandales, Jane Jeley, Megan Llewellyn and Leah Timms joined other debating teams from Catholic Schools across Birmingham at Newman University for the KS5 debate. Our students were called upon to propose the motion that ‘migrants should have the right to live wherever they choose’. 

The debate was in a formal format but students had no idea of what they would be debating until they arrived! After an hour and a half’s preparation using the University’s resources, students put forward their motion in a four minute speech which was ably presented by Jane. Megan then had the role of responding to the other team’s argument.

The students did extremely well and even seemed to enjoy it! The team won their debate but came second overall, losing out by only two points. The second debate to decide the overall winner will take place in the Spring Term so we eagerly await that event to make up the points!  

Congratulations go to both students who wrote and prepared for the debate. Their participation will be a real asset to their study or employment in the future. 

Many thanks to Miss Jones for accompanying the students and to Mr Nolan for driving them to and from the event. 

Mrs E Simpson
English KS5 Co-ordinator

On Wednesday 15th November, four of our students joined other debating teams from Catholic Schools across Birmingham at Newman University in Bartley Green for the KS5 debate. Our students were called upon to propose the motion ‘Migrants should have the right to live wherever they wish in the world’; a difficult challenge.

The debate is in a formal format. Students put forward their motion in a planned, four minute speech which was ably researched and written by Nina Bandales 6th JP, Jane Jeley 6th MO, Megan Llewellyn 6th FI, and Leah Timms 6th TE. Jane opened the debate by proposing the motion. Megan then had the role of responding to the other team’s argument without prior planning.

The students did extremely well and overcame any initial nerves! They won their debate against St Paul’s School and placed second overall in the competition, only losing by 2 points. Congratulations go to whole team who wrote and prepared the debate. Their participation will be a real asset to their applications for Higher Education or employment in the future.

Mrs Jones
English Faculty

 

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