On 28 February 2013, Jordans Solicitors hosted the final of the Wakefield Schools Debating Competition. Four teams from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Silcoates School and Wakefield Girls High School debated whether the Queen should follow the Pope’s example and retire and whether the High Speed 2 rail link was good value for money.

The teams had beaten off competition from three other local schools in the heats and semi-finals to qualify for the final.

The competition in the final itself was intense with only 10 points between first and fourth place, but the overall winners were Sophie Aldred and Clare Robinson of Wakefield Girls High School.

Cathy Cook, Head of Company and Commercial at Jordans Solicitors in Wakefield, who organised the event commented: “Debating is an amazing way to encourage life skills in analysis and public speaking while engaging young people in contemporary social and political issues. The competitions are hard fought and entertaining to watch as the standard was very high among all the participants. Jordans takes pride in investing in the local community through hosting events which bring different schools together.”

This is the second year that Jordans have run the competition which is open to all Wakefield schools and sixth form colleges.

For more information please contact Cathy Cook on 01924 387110.

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