Debating competition at Brunel University
On Wednesday 8th February, four Year 12 students competed at the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition at Brunel University. The students involved were: Joshua (C68), Aaron (C61), Jordan (C67) and Jonathon (C67).
The Ruislip High team competed against Ravensbourne School for the motion that our online activities should remain private.
In their second debate, the team competed against Uxbridge College for the motion that prisoners should not have the right to vote.
The opponents were regional debating finalists meaning the students were up against the strongest competitors. The debate organisers congratulated the Ruislip High team, stating that the debates were the closest fought debates they had seen to date in the competition. They praised the maturity of the Ruislip High team’s arguments and the judges were also particularly impressed with the students’ knowledge of current affairs and human rights.
Overall, this was a fantastic experience for the Year 12 students as it developed their public speaking skills as well as their knowledge of current human rights issues.