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21/02/18

Another cold night for girls netball and this time it was raining too for the Year 8 District Shield Tournament.... https://t.co/cM4RWuy658

20/02/18

The Year 7 Football team travelled to Reigate School for a league fixture where both teams have had recent good... https://t.co/WWfhKhAKdm

16/02/18

Are you up for the challenge? https://t.co/iLVE9zMpQY https://t.co/HGM8MUTcwm

10/02/18

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Studying for Higher GCSE Maths? Try today's Foundation Plus, Higher & challenging Higher Plus answers: https://t.co/n50J7L6LD9 https://t.co/z10JVAPKro

10/02/18

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Thanks to for speaking to our Year 10 students on behalf of https://t.co/icdtIHI2h3

09/02/18

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Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

After a slow start to the New Year, the Year 8 Football Team had their first game of 2018. From the off, it was... https://t.co/tLt3VR9oix

08/02/18

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Huge well done to all the students who took part in the GLF Debating competition today. What a talentrd bunch of young people!

08/02/18

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Such focused prep for our debating competition. Ideas being shaped by and https://t.co/zEWSCCcaTX

08/02/18

Wednesday night was host to a very cold home netball game for the year 9’s against Reigate School. Both teams... https://t.co/PuCzUDUTrh

07/02/18

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Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/QJ1dibyFN0

07/02/18

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Congratulations to all the winners of the .... what wonderful entries from the KS3 teams this year- such a fantastic addition! Congratulations and you did your schools proud! https://t.co/475Xcta77e

07/02/18

The Year 7 FB team drew Royal Albert and Alexander away in the 2nd round of the East Surrey Cup. As we were due... https://t.co/iwCVbu5RqA

06/02/18

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press release is out! On we're launching a new and a year-long campaign on . Find out more: https://t.co/5KcrsJcGsj https://t.co/1j86GMlhIr

06/02/18

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Today is Safer Internet Day! We can't wait to see what is happening across the country to celebrate ! Find out more about how you can get involved at https://t.co/A5RMSu69SP https://t.co/Q9PF8vo5BL

06/02/18

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is here! We're using this opportunity to encourage kids & young people to help to create a better internet by being kind & respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations & by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online! https://t.co/KpyGnncceZ

05/02/18

Current house points totals. https://t.co/VWI18GpMuY

02/02/18

Year 7 and 8 Movie Night 2018 - Thursday, 1st February 2018 from 3.15pm https://t.co/fEZ5sRm4kk

02/02/18

Wimbledon Tennis News https://t.co/5KsYwJRi12

Posted on: 10/05/2017

Up for Debate

On Wednesday 19th April, six Year 8 students took part in the ‘Up for Debate’ competition at Alleyn's School, Dulwich.  About 30 schools took part in this regional heat, with the winning team going forward to the national final later this term.  Our team consisted of three primary debaters - Tom Annetts, Oscar Borley and Kayleigh Sewell - and three floor speakers - Charlie Aird, Katie Mitchell and Rae Sarssam.

All teams had to take part in three debates – two motions already prepared at school and one impromptu debate for which the team only had a short time to pull together its arguments.   The first debate was about the censorship of music videos and lyrics with discriminatory content. As the Proposition, we were charged with arguing for censorship.  Each speaker put forward their ideas clearly and the team worked together to support each other throughout.  They led us to victory with our first win.  With confidence growing, the team argued in the second round for the retention of international adoption.  Again, a clear win – and feelings were running high.

The final stage of the day was the impromptu debate, perhaps the most testing of the activities.  This involved watching a short video about beauty before being charged with arguing for a ban on plastic surgery. Our three primary debaters brainstormed and organised their points, remaining cool under the pressure of only a 20 minutes planning time.  They faced another school that had also won its first two debates. They did an amazing job facing the final team but in the end the other team won by three points.  In their feedback, the judges were impressed with the performance from our school. Sadly, this was the end of the competition for us but we left knowing that we were incredibly successful in our first debating competition.

Mr Cuthbert and Ms Papworth are immensely proud of the performance of the team as well as they positive, resilient attitude to the whole day. They were relentless in their pursuit and we are already looking forward to our next competition!