On Saturday I had the pleasure of accompanying four of our talented year 10 students (Amy White, Ellis Taylor, Leah Geddis and Lucy Knox) to a debating competition in Queens University. It consisted of a workshop in the morning and four rounds of debating in the afternoon.
Teams were only given the motions for debate on the day and allocated just twenty minutes to prepare. They were challenging motions such as: “This house believes the UK should stay in the EU” & “This house believes the government should not give foreign aid.”
As you can imagine, motions such as these require quick-thinking skills and strong team-work which our girls demonstrated superbly! They passed all three rounds of debates, but unfortunately did not qualify with enough points for the final. It was a fantastic experience for the girls and they really enjoyed themselves. Their meticulous uniforms and warm New-Bridge smiles sent out a really powerful message about our school and as their class teacher I was incredibly proud. – Ms S Gallagher – English[huge_it_gallery id=”2″]