Final first round match of the Sixth Form Inter-House Debating Competition takes place

Congratulations to Oakeley (Emily and Kate) on defeating the motion ‘This House would ditch the annual family holiday abroad forever’ against a strong Farfield team (Tom and Caspar) on Monday night. The debate rested on the merits of a resurgent Blackpool and the cosmopolitan charms of London against the appeal of skiing in the Alps and Brazilian ecotourism. This was a very funny but also very informative debate, which drew on geography, economics, environmentalism, culture, language, and history. The semi-final line-up is Howson’s, Oakeley, Tallis and Woodlands.