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Year 10s make The School Proud With Their Debating Skills

On Monday 25th April, three year 10 students took part in a debating competition involving several other schools from the Maidstone area. Miss Jeffery, Citizenship teacher, said the students, Oliver ,Charlie and Katie were a fantastic representation for the school.

On Monday 25th April, three year 10 students took part in a debating competition involving several other schools from the Maidstone area. Miss Jeffery, Citizenship teacher, said the students, Oliver ,Charlie and Katie were a fantastic representation for the school.

Up first was Oliver who had prepared a speech regarding the refugee crisis. He gave an informative and heartfelt plea for people to show more compassion and was received well. Katie went next, promoting women’s rights and explaining why Emma Watson was her role model. We finally had Charlie who gave a sensitive discussion on changing perceptions, particularly of those who suffer from mental health issues.

Each student then had to prepare a speech on unseen material, and this really challenged their skills. We did not win sadly, however the skills and confidence gained is invaluable and we will be returning next year!