Wednesday 21st March saw the climax of the debating season with the finals for the Lower School and Middle School competitions.
There have been weekly debates in both competitions since the end of September, as houses compete in a league system, every house debating against every other house. The top two teams in each league table compete in the final.
In the Lower School Final, the motion was ‘This house would tax sugar’ proposed by Sheppard and opposed by Lovelace. In the Middle School Final, the motion was ‘This house would make tobacco illegal’, proposed by Sheppard and opposed by Bassi. Sheppard was victorious in both finals, though only by a margin of very few points.
Now we look forward to the Sixth Form Final next Tuesday, when the motion ‘This house would abolish patents for drugs designed for medical use’ will be debated, proposed by Sheppard and opposed by Bassi. Sheppard have their eyes on the Grand Slam, but Bassi have other ideas!