Another excellent showing at the regional heats of this year’s Debating Matters Competition for the Suffolk One debating team. A last minute withdrawal from the competition saw the team contacted two weeks before the competition to fill in for the Royal Hospital School. A team of four members of the debating society were scrambled to debate on the following topics:
• "WE SHOULD ACCEPT THE RISK INHERENT IN CONTACT SPORTS"
• "SOCIAL EGG FREEZING EMPOWERS WOMEN"
The pairings were:
A) Liam Selsby and Gareth Chapple
B) Alice-Rose Elliott and Tom Clowes-Whitby
All students are currently in Year 12 and this was their first taste of competition.
In the first round team A were pitted against Northgate High School. Gareth and Liam put in a solid performance and were able to overcome the challenge. With Northgate defeated at the hands of the Suffolk One team it was up to Alice and Tom to face the hosts, King Edward VI School.
It was a well fought debate but the opposition were too strong on the night. The judges favoured the team from Bury St. Edmunds.
Congratulations to the team, who worked exceptionally hard to prepare for this debate. On to next year!