Challenging The Status Quo!

Congratulations on our Year 9 Debating Teams’ success in the multi-borough heat of the London Debate Challenge. Winning through to represent Merton in this year’s pan-London final is a wonderful achievement. They worked excellently as a team and the judge’s feedback was glowing!

See Laure-Emilie's summary of the day below

"In the morning we participated in a workshops in debating techniques with schools from other boroughs across London. Then, in the afternoon, we debated three motions: Abolishment of the Monarchy, Taxes on Sugary Food and Drink and Banning Gambling. We were to be scored on each and we did not know before hand if we were arguing for or against. Overall it was great fun and we are excited be moving on the next stage in this competition."