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21 February 2023

Cambridge Schools Debating Competition – Regional Heats

On Saturday 11th February, a group of students from Year 9 and 10 took part in the Cambridge Schools Debating Competition in the regional heats.

The competition lasted all day and consisted of four challenging motions. Some of the motions were as follows: whether developmental aid should be made conditional on meeting environmental thresholds, comparing the benefits of compensation models for workplace injuries in both New Zealand and the UK and whether women from privileged backgrounds should reject programmes offered through affirmative action.

Overall, pupils participated brilliantly, winning some of the rounds and coming a close second place in others. A fantastic end to the British Parliamentary debating season for 2022-23, we hope to invite many more keen debaters in next year’s Oxbridge competitions!

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