The Post 16 Debate Team successfully won their qualifying round of the Jordan's Wakefield Sixth Form Debating Competition 2016, beating last year's champions Silcoates School in the process, to earn their place at the final to be held at the Hepworth Gallery on the 6th of December.
The whole team won praise for their confidence, preparation for each debate and their answering of particularly challenging judges' questions. Edmund Doherty and Le Roy Nyathi took part in a debate on slavery reparations with extended questions from the judges. Ally Vella and Edward Dunbavin won the main debate on fracking in the UK.
Edward Dunbavin won the best individual performance for his excellent range of facts and figures applied with his composed style.