Shrewsbury School

Cambridge Union Schools Debating: Two pupils through to the Regional Finals

Sunday 2 December 2012

L-R: Ralph Wade, James Halliday, Mark Huang, James HumpishTwo teams of two pupils each entered the regional round of the Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition on Friday 30th November, at Wolverhampton Girls' High School. Motions included whether the UN Security Council should have a veto, how much money the developing world should receive from the West and whether there should be a quota on male and female teachers in schools.

Both teams did very well, with Ralph Wade (Rb LVI) and Mark Huang (S LVI) coming second and then third in their two debates. James Humpish (SH UVI) and James Halliday (G UVI) won both of their debates and so have qualified for the Regional Finals next term.

Pictured L-R: Ralph Wade, James Halliday, Mark Huang, James Humpish

Over 600 teams (1200+ speakers) have entered into this year's Cambridge Union Schools Debating Competition, all hoping to get through to the Finals which are held in the historic Cambridge Union building on February 27th 2013.

All four boys will be taking part in Monday night's Senior House Debating finals - James Halliday and Mark Huang will be representing their respective houses, and the debate will be chaired by Ralph Wade and James  Humpish.

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