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Inter-house Year 9 Debating Final

The greatly anticipated Inter-House Year 9 debating final between Tallis and Oakeley did not fail to disappoint. The speakers addressed a packed house in Chapel just before the end of term.

‘This House believes that Boris Johnson would be a great Prime Minister’ was informed and debated with passion and confidence, leading to many questions from the floor. All four were impressive in their ability to think on their feet and respond to questions. The debate was very close indeed but the adjudicator’s decision was to award the debate to Tallis who had opposed the motion. Congratulations to Anton and Jake, winning the Carolyn Thomas Trophy and commiserations to Georgie and Sophie who had knocked Tallis out in the first round.