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20/07/17

Next term's BPA events. https://t.co/scbOskEnmd

19/07/17

Year 10 Geographers....this article is exactly what we have been discussing this week. I saw this on the BBC... https://t.co/nphZHr3z0K

19/07/17

Current Year 12 and new Year 12 Geographers....this is one for you I saw this on the BBC News App and thought... https://t.co/oMV4z6ekF3

19/07/17

Year 12 Geographers. Our first topic next year - Water Issues, including flash flooding and the natural causes of... https://t.co/kUpaqOmeJ9

17/07/17

Amazing day of songwriting thanks to and GCSEMusic and students, great collaboration and excellent songs!! https://t.co/I8aONgg9yU

14/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

Our teams didn't make it all the way but Mia was chosen as Chair person for the final debate 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/1rKCVicg0L

14/07/17

Retweeted From Jill Mansfield

Had a fab morning doing mock interviews with their lovely young people. You've got lots to offer future employers. 😊😀

14/07/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Many thanks to pupils for the cheque totalling a magnificent £261.28 for

14/07/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive congratulations to the pupils who received Banstead Rotary Community Awards for charity work!

13/07/17

Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/cb86RqVZ6Z

13/07/17

Popped to the beach on the way home - quel beau temps! https://t.co/pWgRrpukug

12/07/17

Futuroscope was amazing and the late night lasers were incredible. https://t.co/VmAwWmIufW

11/07/17

Retweeted From Dave Cordle

The Beacon Singers gave the most beautiful rendition of Windmills Of Your Mind last night. Magical! Thank you https://t.co/JutijUAe6d

11/07/17

Thank you to for talking to our students and security marking their bikes today. https://t.co/qkWwfQYFcF

11/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

I woke up singing; inspired by a fabulous concert last night. Well done to our Choirs and and all of NDSP https://t.co/r12yYon6PU

10/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

What an atmosphere as we are just about to begin our summer Community Choir https://t.co/IKQVqlItC1

10/07/17

10/07/17

Loving the Renaissance Chateau d'Amboise!

10/07/17

Finally here and having dinner!

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!