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A terrific House Debating final

Tue, Mar 5th, 2024
Worth School

Our annual celebration of debating at Worth came to a conclusion with the final of the Inter-House Debating Cup competition played out in front of a judging panel made up of former students including a King’s Counsel.

All 10 Houses took part in this fourth annual competition which began in January with five first round matches. Winning Houses progressed to a second round where each took part in two debates which culminated in two girls’ Houses, St Anne’s and St Mary’s, going through final.

This was actually a repeat of the 2023 final and resulted in the same outcome with St Anne’s lifting the trophy for a second successive year.

The final took place in the Performing Arts Centre last Friday with a judging panel consisting of four former students: Edward Henry KC, who serves on the Post Office enquiry; current governor Gavin Hamilton-Deeley; plus recent leavers Harry Hamilton-Deeley and Murdo Dutton who were very active in debating during their time at Worth.

Head of English, Mrs Dawn Clubb, who leads debating at Worth, said: “Well done to all of the Houses for a very exciting Inter-House Debating Cup competition. This year has been closer than it has ever been. Every team represented their House beautifully – I was proud of them all. There are amazing speakers in each of the Houses.”

Congratulations to St Anne’s on their success and well done to St Mary’s for making it an excellent final.

Additional photography from Year 10 student Louis Bosshard.

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