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25/09/17

This week’s active tutorials. Year 7 – European Week of Languages Year 8 – European Week of Languages Year 9 –... https://t.co/Z4l1a1BWFS

22/09/17

Please could all students riding bikes to and from school ensure that helmets are being worn. This is for their own safety.

21/09/17

The first Year 11 Geography EGGS session got off to a 'cracking' start! https://t.co/BjD186KyB9

21/09/17

GCSE and A-Level Geographers - make sure you spend time reading the very informative articles on the BBC news... https://t.co/fi8uGGi3zs

20/09/17

Year 11 Geographers...variations in quality of life within London...very topical... https://t.co/8nauFoW4Mh

20/09/17

This week’s Literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/eQSh6FmSSY

20/09/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/zBx4QLWOla

20/09/17

Netball results. Year 7 netball v. Warwick 1-9 loss player of the match Olivia Laws. Year 9 Netball v. Warwick... https://t.co/DWsTqdm9ol

20/09/17

News from the PE department. Year 7 Football and Netball Trials What an amazing turnout from Year 7 this year... https://t.co/alG2lCijao

19/09/17

A-Level Geographers......keep up to date with this latest earthquake in Mexico....will it classify as a... https://t.co/gkPWLehzXj

18/09/17

This week's active tutorials are: Year 7 - Friendship Year 8 – PIXL Edge Year 9 – House Logo Year 10 – Digital... https://t.co/sc714UW6fH

16/09/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

We plant Banstead crocuses on 2 Oct! Thanks for support https://t.co/pEhi4ogLdO

16/09/17

Year 13 Geographers....this article is for you....'Water Insecurity'... https://t.co/zvDuWLVNI7

15/09/17

Happy retirement Lynn. https://t.co/zKLS6LoKf3

15/09/17

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to have visited & have 1st Strategy meeting for !

12/09/17

All students in Years 7 – 11 will receive their login details for Show My Homework early next week. https://t.co/YA50wZvdTu

12/09/17

Trails for the Year 8 boys football squad will take place on Thursday 14th September during enrichment. Our first... https://t.co/E4rfSlGeqO

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!