Debating Success – Heading to ICYD Finals Day

Eight Year 9s and 10s travelled to the International Competition for Young Debaters hosted by Cambridge University at Grange School, Northwich on Saturday.

It was a fabulous day for all four teams, with Jan M and Lehtu M leading the charge. After the first three rounds in which they won two debates and came second in the other, they broke into the Regional Final in second place (out of 29 competing teams).

In the Regional Final they again came second, losing out to the host school, but securing a Finals place at Cambridge University in April. Lehtu came joint second for overall speaker points over the day.

Other successes of the day were secured by Year 9’s Amelia Y and Amelia R, who after coming fourth in their first debate bounced back with two successive wins. Sama I and Hajra K had a torrid start but managed to secure a win in their final debate.

A great day was had by all, and kudos must go to Ms Diamond for the work she has done with these younger debate groups in Activities sessions.

Mr Barnicoat