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Debating @Warwick

In addition to our regular Debating Club fixtures this term, the Warwick School debaters will also be participating online in regional rounds for three national competitions.

House Debating report

A huge well done to everyone who participated in House Debating last half-term (see image above). Debates took place over four weeks and 120 of our pupils participated in the competition, with the motions ranging from the best ways to tackle the climate crisis to the most significant causes of pressure for teenagers in modern society. The debates were exciting, well-researched and extremely close. We have some very talented debaters in the school and we look forward to seeing more from them in the future.

The winning Houses for each year group were as follows:

Year 7: Tudor
Year 8: Greville
Year 9: Guy

Year 10: Tudor
Year 11: Guy

L6: Brooke
U6: Tudor

When all the competition scores were added together, the rankings of the Houses for the Warwick School House Debating competition 2020-21 were as follows:

First place: Guy
Second place: Tudor

Third place: Brooke
Fourth place: Leycester

Fifth place: Oken
Sixth place: Greville

Congratulations to Guy and thanks again to all of the competitors.

Upcoming Debating events

In addition to our regular Debating Club fixtures this term, the Warwick School debaters will also be participating online in regional rounds for three national competitions. Our Sixth Form debaters will be competing in the Oxford Schools' Debating Competition and the Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition and our Year 8 and 9 debaters will be competing in the International Competition for Young Debaters.

The dates and times for these are as follows:

The Oxford Schools' Debating Competition - Thursday 21st January at 4.30pm

The Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition - Saturday 27th February (times to be confirmed)

The International Competition for Young Debaters - Saturday 6th March (times to be confirmed)

Preparation for these will take place in our weekly Debating Clubs. We look forward to seeing lots of our keen debaters showing off their skills!