A massive well done to our 3 Year 12 students, Grace Mernagh, Harmony Doswell and Cameron Darby who made it through to the final of the Wyre Forest debating competition, which was held at the Wyre forest council chambers and Judged by local Member of Parliament Mark Garnier.
The students were asked to comment on this experience and here is what they said:
The debate motion were given was:
On balance, the people of Britain will prosper more if we have greater Free Trade arrangements with the rest of the world, rather than having tariff barriers to protect our own companies and workers from global competition.
This was a completely unknown topic to us. There were weeks of preparation beforehand to get familiar with the topic as well as to gather information to support our side of the argument. Overall, this was the calmest and most straight forward of the whole experience. We worked as a team to structure our argument and prepared as much as we could, thinking about and preparing our own arguments and counter balance arguments.
At the debate, despite our preparation, we were all really nervous. The other schools seemed just as prepared as we were. The experience was overwhelming but we felt we achieved a lot from it. We put up a good fight and achieved second place out of all the secondary school within the Wyre Forest, and we could not have been prouder.