Debaters Compete in Oxford and Nottingham Competitions
We are proud to report that RGS Worcester students have performed exceptionally well in the recent Oxford Schools Debating Competition. The competition was fierce, with many talented teams taking part in the event. Two pairs progressed to the prestigious Finals Day, which will be held on Saturday 11 March at the Oxford Union.
We would like to congratulate Katherine McCabe and Anabelle Howarth who performed so well that they were ranked 1st place out of all of the schools participating. Oscar Haynes and Callum Lockett also performed exceptionally well in the competition and will join them on Finals Day – another final to add to the pair’s busy season! The motions ranged from ‘This House would eliminate trial by jury and replace it with trial by judge’ to ‘This House believes that the defining decade norm does more harm than good’.
Nottingham Schools Competition
We would also like to congratulate the two pairs who progressed to the Gold Final in the Nottingham Schools Debating Competition on 4 February. The first pair to break were George Laney and Angus Pepperall, while the second pair were Helena Stockford Parsons and Charlie Raven. Motion topics ranged from ‘This House, as a parent, regrets the rise of TikTok’ and “This House, as Commissioner Gordon, would try to arrest rather than work with Batman”.
Head of Debating and Teacher of History and Politics, Mr Bennet Ager comments, “Debating is an important part of our School’s culture now, and it is wonderful to see so many students taking part and excelling in this area. By having two teams progress to the Oxford Schools Finals Day, as well as to the Cambridge Schools competition and reaching the Gold Final at Nottingham Schools, we really can count ourselves among the very best Debating schools in the country. We are extremely proud of all our students who took part in these competitions”.
We wish our debaters every success in the next round of these competitions.