Eaton Bank Academy

Oxford Schools Debate Championship

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After the recent success of the KS3 debate team, we were invited to the Oxford Schools Debate Championship at the Oxford University Union for KS4 and KS5.  We took 3 teams of Year 10 students: Imogen Bruce, Olivia Cheetham, Ross Kane, Hannah Pemberton, Sam Reynolds and Morgan Smith.  They were given 15 minutes of preparation time before presenting 5 minute speeches in roles as per the British Parliamentary style of debate. The students were fantastic; showed immense courage; and developed constantly as the day progressed through 4 intense rounds of debating on topics such as euthanasia and the morality of religious schools. A fantastic and memorable day for all involved.

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