Shrewsbury School

Churchill's Crowned Junior House Debating Winners 2018

Thursday 3 May 2018

Congratulations to Tom Allen, Sam Crossley and Ranfulf Prentis, who have triumphed in this year's hotly contested Junior House Debating competition. 

The team impressed the judges throughout the competition - from early group stage fixtures to the quarter- and semi-finals, debating a range of motions covering a variety of topics from Guantanamo Bay to university tuition fees and beyond.

The final was a keenly contested debate between the Churchill's team and School House, represented by Rhys Woodward, Andrew Chan and Peter Crews. All six pupils deserve great credit for the lucid arguments and impassioned presentation delivered regarding the motion "This House Would Make Voting Obligatory".

The Headmaster was duly impressed with the quality of verbal arguments proposed by both sides, but ultimately awarded the competition to Churchill's for their range of principled arguments and effective delivery.

My thanks to all the staff and pupil judges who have made the competition possible across a busy Lent Term.

Mr Mackridge

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