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Teachers win charity debate

Thu, May 16th, 2024
Worth School

Another excellent year for debating at Worth was concluded with the annual Students vs Teachers Charity Debate in the Performing Arts Centre last Friday.

With a motion about the economic crisis being tied up with getting on the housing ladder, it was a terrific evening of debating. The teachers were declared winners but the students were highly praised for how they debated.

Head of English Mrs Dawn Clubb, who leads debating at Worth, said: “The students spoke brilliantly and should be congratulated. I am always amazed at the skill our students show in speaking extemporaneously in front of a large crowd and expressing a complex argument with sophistication and aplomb. It is a tough job to prepare a five-minute speech with just 15 minutes of preparation.”

The evening raised money for The Order of Malta Volunteers, which was a charity students had voted to support.

Worth’s Senior Debating Society is an active society that competes in local, national and international competitions including the Oxford Schools’ Competition, the Cambridge Schools’ Competition and the St Andrews Ethics Cup Competition.  The society also plays host to the annual Inter-House Debating Cup Competition. As well as the seniors, we offer debating opportunities for all year groups through our thriving co-curricular programme.

In March the Senior Debating team won the Hartland International Competition.

Pictures by Year 10 student Louis Bosshard.

Read more about that here.