Oxford Schools’ Debating Round

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We went to Cardiff Sixth Form College for our regional round of the Oxford Schools’ Debating Competition, which uses British Parliamentary style debating and all debates are impromptu. The motions are released and each team gets 15 minutes to prepare, without any electronic device or teacher assistance.

The first motion was ‘This house would make athletes represent their country of birth’, and we were the second proposition team. The second motion was ‘This house would filter social media sites for fake news stories’, and we were the first opposition team. It was a really interesting evening with students discussing current affairs and arguing about the balance between freedom of speech and protecting people from lies.

Well done to the team and thanks to the supporters who came!

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