As part of the Focus Week ‘Respect for All’, the Year 9 debaters had to argue for and against the motion ‘British society is tolerant and respectful to all people.’ Judging the debate this time were School Librarian Helena Cresswell, School Governor Nina Worrall, and Greywood Trustee Gill Stockdale.

Yet again, the judges were hugely impressed by the independent research undertaken by the students in preparation for the debate.

Although the standard was high overall, the winners were Seward House with their team of Alex Meredith, Isabel McIntosh, Miah Walsh and Lucas Townsend. The most valuable debaters were Cassidy Jackson from Darwin House and Alex Meredith from Seward House. There were a number of students who showed some real skill in debating, so the judges wanted to give a special mention also to Sophie Rogers (Garrick), Olivia Howard-Calder (Johnson) and Lucas Townsend (Seward).

Helena Cresswell, School Librarian, said; “Well done to all the students who took part in the debates. The external judges and I were very impressed with the amount of independent research undertaken.”