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Debating Society has taught me new skills

Thu, Feb 25th, 2021
Worth School

As Worth’s Senior Debating Society prepares to compete in the second round of the prestigious ESU Schools’ Mace competition, one of the team members has spoken about how being part of the society has helped him develop new skills.

Having won their first round match in the Mace competition, which is the oldest and largest debating competition for secondary schools in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Worth’s Senior team take part in the next round online on Monday. In addition, we also have a team entering the Elite Journey CSSC 2021 International Debate Competition on Saturday.

Year 12 student Chris spoke about his experiences of being in the Senior Debating Society:

“I’ve been a member of Worth’s Debating Society since it restarted in September 2020. We meet every week in Wednesday activities to debate thought provoking motions, and examples of topics we have covered so far are: ‘This house believes that no employer should earn more than 10 times their lowest paid employee,’ and ‘This house believes that parents should be punished for the crimes of their children.’

“The debating society has really helped me to argue logically, whilst also improving my general knowledge. It has developed my public speaking skills and increased my confidence in presenting to an audience. We’re divided into teams each week and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know people better. The topics chosen are always very interesting and Mrs Clubb encourages everyone to take part in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. If you relish a good debate and want your voice to be heard, I would really recommend the Debating Society. New members are always welcome!”

Good luck to our teams competing on Saturday and Monday.

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