Debating – National Semi-finalists

Huge congratulations to the Withington team who took part in the Debating Matters National Finals in London on the 27th and 28th of June. They won a place in the final at the British Library, earning their place in the final four schools out of 300 initial entrants into the qualifying rounds.debating2

They debated with flair and energy, finally bowing out in the semi-final round where they lost to the eventual winners, Beckfoot School in Yorkshire.

In the awards, Withington dominated with two of the three individual awards going to WGS students: Ella Pennington won the third place award and Sam Cooke was named best individual speaker.

Well done to the whole team!