Debating plays an important part in our House system with teams competing throughout the school year across all Year groups.

These competitions build up to our Sixth Formers representing our school in the Sir Michael Fabricant & Arthur Price Regional Debating Competition in Lichfield’s Guildhall.

This year’s debate was based around the principle of whether the UK should become a cashless society and we were represented by Ben Fairchild (Y12), Pip Meredith (Y13) Cameron Thain (Y12).

Our school argued against taking this immediate step – flagging up the issues including those less comfortable with the online world, the risks of technology breaking down, and the national identity and history which comes from a currency.

Helen Barratt, Assistant Headteacher, said: “Our team performed fantastically well – especially having been first up – and they held their own with all the teams presenting their arguments incredibly well. Huge congratulations to all the participants.”

To read more about the competition click here.