University of Oxford Debating Day
We were thrilled to welcome undergraduates from Keble College: The University of Oxford, into school last week. 80 of our Year 9 and Year 10 students were given the opportunity to participate in various debates. Our students implemented their knowledge to prepare and present arguments on challenging topics, including “Should Prisoners have the right to vote?” and “Should we allow Nuclear Weapons?”, in order to gain a full mastery of successful debating skills. Our students performed exceptionally well. Year 9 outshone Year 10, they were victorious in all four debates. The undergraduates were very complementary of our students stating that “we were so impressed by the arguments the students put together, their enthusiasm and original ideas…displaying the kind of qualities that will stand them in good stead when making applications to the best universities in the country”. Well done to all students involved!