Shrewsbury School

Junior House Debating Final Ch v S: An exceptional evening of debate

Thursday 26 April 2012

The Junior House Debate final took place this Monday and the observers agreed that the competitors demonstrated an exceptional standard of debating.

Churchill's 'A' team battled it out against Severn Hill over the motion of whether those who have led an unhealthy lifestyle should have to pay for their medical treatment. Churchill's perhaps had the harder task of convincing the judging panel that free medical treatment should not be available to all, but they acquitted themselves admirably. Severn Hill were also impressive in both their knowledge of the topic and their delivery. The judges, chaired by the Headmaster, gave the victory to Severn Hill, with James Plaut (S 4) given special mention for his speech.

All in all the evening was a great success and bodes well for the coming years of debating at Shrewsbury.

LJW

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