The Mace Debate

28 November 2019

Students Amy, Eleanor, Amia (all Year 11) and Lucy (Year 10) travelled to Headington School to compete in their first English Speaking Union Mace Debate Competition this week.

The girls stood as opposition to the motion that, ‘This House would limit flights to one return flight per year.’ Speaking in a field dominated by Sixth Form students, the girls put on an excellent display of presentation and rhetoric, arguing that, whilst climate change is indeed an emergency, this measure focuses too much on individual rather than systemic change, and also that the personal cost for people with families across the globe would be too high. They put forward superb alternatives to the motion, and, although they didn’t get through this time, they will surely be back next year ready to tackle this competition again!

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