Phenomenal Performance from our Young Debaters

Published on 5 May 2014 by Mrs Fiona MacFarlane Categories: Senior School,  Extra-Curricular

The boys pictured after their Scottish finals winAt the weekend, Adam Mallis and Ben Stanley (both S1) took part in the UK Under 15 Debating Finals held at The Oxford Union, where 60 teams (mainly from the UK but with a few from Ireland, Canada and Greece) took each other on with some lively debates.

Qualifying for the event as the Scottish Champions, Adam and Ben debated on various topics, including tackling climate change and reforming the benefits system.

Adam finished as the nineteenth top speaker in the country, with Ben coming a highly impressive seventh. This was amazing given the boys were competing, for the most part, against many pupils who are considerably older.

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