The competition is open to all sixth form colleges and schools in Wakefield with a view to it becoming an annual event. 5 schools have entered teams: Ossett academy, St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, Silcoates School, Wakefield Girls High School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

The heats will be held on the evenings of 10th and 17th November at Jordans  solicitors new Wakefield office at 6pm with the winners of each debate together with the running up team with the best mark will go through to the next round. Following these rounds there will be quarter finals, semi finals and finals to be held February/ March.

Debates are:
This house would ban the Burkha
This house would de-criminalise drugs
This house believes celebrities give up their rights to privacy (17th November only)

The English Speaking Union are organising judges from local university debating societies. Stephen Proctor, Partner and Cathy Cook, Head of Company and Commercial Department will be chairing the proceedings.

For further information please contact Lisa Lister on 0787 982 0725

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