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20/04/18

Retweeted From PiXLEdge

What a brilliant grand final between and at today’s competition! ‘This house would require businesses to ensure 50% of their board members are women.’

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team came 2nd off overall at the regional Up for Debate competition. We are so proud of how well they have done! Both teams performed amazingly!

19/04/18

Breaking News: The Beacon team is in the final at the regional Up for Debate competition. There are 34 teams this year, and so far today they have won every round. The final debate is about to run – so fingers crossed!

19/04/18

DofE Training has begun. https://t.co/MEy06eKWx7

13/04/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Maths (NQT) SouthEast https://t.co/A5NwbhcfNM By: 16th April For: Sept is looking to appoint a Mathematics NQT, starting from 1st July 2018. Recruitment package up to £7,000 available for the right candidate. FT and Perm. https://t.co/PgIu2D6tnF

06/04/18

More fun on the slopes https://t.co/oYTX47aY5Z

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

FANTASTIC opportunities for leading within a Science department (this includes Head of Science at an outstanding school Epsom,2 positions for second in Science at schools in Caterham and Croydon, NQT/RQT positions too!) great teams & supportive network! RT

04/04/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Year 11 revision session today = 8 students leaving with personal bests in exam technique all achieved by their own hard work! Go Team RS!

04/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Roll it revision! Always a winner 💫🌟 https://t.co/DXThf4D0dx

04/04/18

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Year 13 collaborating and problem solving https://t.co/54BXw4ym9l

04/04/18

Fun on the slopes in the USA 🇺🇸 “ https://t.co/YyLc5ZhhDc

03/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Year 11 revision morning today and year 13 Biology tomorrow... we can do it! https://t.co/Pkd86RX9Od

29/03/18

Thank you for another amazing term at and we hope you have a lovely Easter https://t.co/woPJgNOQbd

29/03/18

Current house points totals https://t.co/aLEN4xS93Q

27/03/18

It’s not just the students who get to have a great time in Dorset! Thanks must also go to Matt Smith who has, once again has been the best field studies tutor for our A-Level students. You are amazing! Look forward to seeing you again next year. https://t.co/EKyki5Ojas

27/03/18

The Year 12 Geographers are an amazing group of students. They have worked solidly for the past four days collecting data. They have been a pleasure to be with for the past four days and should feel very proud of themselves. Well done - ‘Beacon Geographers Rock’! 👍🌍 https://t.co/a9PZ2uVsIC

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Perfect resource for science students! https://t.co/b9QjjmJFw0

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Loving the space projects done by year 8 today...superb job Mr Harris! https://t.co/6nXtS0HG6M

26/03/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Brilliant round up of ecology today with year 11 https://t.co/lRs6MKqVZs

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!