Up for debate

04feb2019-debateOn 25th January, five sixth-form students headed to Madrid to debate in the CICAE qualifying tournament. The students were debating the motion: is immigration positive for the economy of European countries? They worked diligently constructing their arguments and honing their rhetoric skills.

After a very early start, they had a fantastically successful first day where they won all of their debates. The long day of debating was followed by a dinner at a local rib restaurant where students got to socialize with other teams. They were up early the next morning to debate again, competing against the team who went on to win the tournament.

The judges took a long time to decide a winner and sadly it wasn't a win for the British Lions. They got knocked out of the competition just before the quarter finals but had enough points to qualify for the main finals in March. Having learnt lots over the weekend, the team have already started reflecting on how to improve their performance and look forward to discovering the motion for debate in the March final.


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