Pupils at Cardinal Heenan took part in a Leeds Salon debating competition at the Headingley Festival of Ideas last week. Congratulations to Scarlet Rowe who was voted 'Best Speaker' by the judges, sustaining something of a school tradition. Cardinal Heenan pupils have won this ward for the third year running: Sally Greaney was the 2015 winner and Darragh Kennedy picked up the prize last year. This year’s Heenan team represented the school with great credit to reach the final where they were runners up to Abbey Grange in a high quality, closely fought contest.

Mrs Rutherford, Dr Bradley and Mrs Evans give generously of their time in preparing pupils for these debates and co-ordinating this very popular and successful activity in school. We are grateful for their work.

Leeds Salon, a public forum for debate around contemporary political, cultural and scientific issues, hosted the event at Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART). The debates were set up in the Debating Matters format.

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