Year 9 have been competing in debating to win the Carolyn Thomas trophy.

This term Year 9 have been taking part in the Inter-House Debating competition, competing for the right to lift the Carolyn Thomas trophy. 

In the first match, Queens’ beat Howson’s, successfully opposing the motion This House would increase the number of bank holidays in the UK. The second fixture saw the opposition Oakeley edge out Farfield exploring the motion This House would make voting in UK elections compulsory. The third contest saw the proposition Woodlands successfully defend the motion This House supports the UK government’s scheme to send single male asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing against Edinburgh

The final match takes place immediately after half term when Tallis will propose and the Wild Card (Farfield) oppose the motion This House believes that UK schools should be paperless and all books replaced by online learning resources