On Thursday 1st November, 27 students from Years 7-10 set off to the Emmanuel Centre in central London for the Debate Mate Launch 2018.  The event serves as a precursor to the weekly after-school club beginning on Thursday 15th November to stir excitement in students about their involvement in the programme.

It was a fantastic event that inspired the students; they watched a live debate about lowering the voting age to 16, which motivated much passionate agreement amongst the audience members! Our students were highly impressed by the standard.

“It was amazing to see students our age presenting their argument with so much confidence on the stage. The atmosphere at the event was so exciting. Now we have realised the skill-set that debating gives you and we can’t wait for the weekly sessions in school.” 

Year 9 students