Year 11 pupils took part in the world's largest residential schools' debating competition at The University of Durham last weekend. Congratulations to Year 11 pupils Scarlet Rowe, Madeline Rose, Joseph Laverty, Katie Rose-Crowe, Louis Connell, Frankie Ryan-Casey, Alex Cserna, Sean Casey, Rosie McKenna and Jessica Place on producing outstanding performances. The weekend involves numerous debates, mainly against sixth formers from the independent sector. Schools attending this year included Eton College, Westminster School and Dulwich College. Scarlet Rowe was placed 138th and Maddie Rose 147th of 212 speakers.  Our best performing team was placed 77th of 109 teams. Special thanks to Mrs Rutherford, Dr Bradley and Mrs Doyle who give generously of their time in accompanying pupils to Durham for the weekend and in preparing pupils for this marvellous, aspirational opportunity.

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