On Wednesday and Thursday this week, our Year 8 students developed their debating skills in a series of workshops led by experts in the field of Debating from the English-Speaking Union. This organisation was formed in the belief that more effective communication between nations would lead to improved global understanding. We too believe that all of us need to learn how to listen and evaluate the points of view of others. As a global community, we believe that we need to learn to disagree without being disagreeable, and we strongly believe that our children need to learn that what they think and what they have to say really matters.

The workshops were highly informative, allowing the students to develop their self-confidence, self-awareness, resilience and empathy. Teachers have been transferring the skills the students developed into their lessons and one Year 8 class have already started to debate the case for and against reducing our use of cars as transport.

COMING SOON! The winning teams from each form will be taking part in an exciting inter-form debating competition in the Hall.