|Tiffin Victorious In Debate
Wandsworth schools prove smart on tough topics
Last night, 3 teams of students from South West London schools convened on Esher College, Thames Ditton, vying for a place in the regional finals of the UK’s toughest debating competition. After an evening of hard-fought debate, Tiffin School were proven victorious, having triumphed over Esher College and Emanuel School. The schools on the day discussed diverse issues such as sex selective abortion and the television licence fee. The competition is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the London South region and nationally by primary funder the Wellcome Trust.
All students enjoyed making contributions to the debates from the floor as well as speaking on the panels. Madeleine Constance from Esher College particularly impressed the judges with her sharp contributions from the floor and was named Best Individual.
The teenage wiz-kids debated contemporary political, scientific and cultural controversies in a full evening of debate. Everyone agreed that all students engaged in a friendly yet fiery manner, and all the judges were impressed by the contribution the students made to these key issues.