On Wednesday October 20th 2010, the Sixth Form Debating Team travelled to the Green School in Isleworth to take part in the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition.
On Wednesday October 20th 2010, the Sixth Form Debating Team travelled to the Green School in Isleworth to take part in the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition. The judging panel included: Anne Fergusson, Head of PricewaterhouseCoopers Panel, Philip Harding, Journalist and Broadcaster, Wendy Jarrett, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and Dr Lee Jones, Lecturer in Politics, Queen Mary University of London.
In the round, James Brennan and Laura Tyler debated against the motion: 'Genetic Screening of Embryos should be celebrated, not feared.' They did extremely well and won the debate against Greenford High, who were in favour of the motion.
In the final, Jagveer Johal and Jemma Gewargis debated against the motion: 'We should not expect our online activities to remain private.' They also did very well and gained great feedback from the judges. They came 2nd in this debate. This enabled Cardinal Wiseman to come 2nd in the competition as a whole. Our reserve team of Hermine Kudia and Sein Doherty also came along and took part in the floor debate with great success. It was a fantastic evening and all our students did a great deal of research and were able to discuss current affairs and build new friendships with students from our neighbouring schools. The advice from the expert judges was very useful and positive. Well done to all involved.
Ms. A. Murphy and Mr. B. Bird.