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Winterbourne Boys’ Academy

A Platanos Trust School

Debate Mate Competition

On Thursday 25th April our two Debate Mate teams competed in the Debate Mate Cup, which was held at the London Metropolitan University.

Over the course of the day, the boys demonstrated that they had honed their skills over their time on the programme. They had the opportunity to debate two different motions: the first, they had prepared for prior to the event; and the second was an unseen motion. The judges in both debates applauded our pupils on the fact that the boys were such confident and persuasive speakers.

In addition to the competition, the pupils had the opportunity to watch a show debate from debaters with experience at a national level. This gave them the opportunity to experience how debating can develop as a craft by the time it is done at university level.

Our A team managed to win both of their debates, while the B team only lost out by a narrow margin of 2 points!  Our pupils were commended by the Debate Mate judges for their amazing effort and were presented with certificates of achievement for their hard work.

Both teams did an exemplar job of representing the school in their debates over the course of the competition.  A very well done.