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    Oxford Schools Debating Finals

    This was a real success for debating at CSG and a testament to what a high level our students have reached.

     

     

    On Saturday 10 March, Bluebelle (11M) and Madeleine (10M) took part in the Oxford Schools Debating Finals Day, which took place in the prestigious Oxford Union.

    After an early start from Paddington station, the top 108 debating teams from all over the UK, as well as a few international schools, gathered to prepare for a day of debating.

    The competition is the pinnacle of schools debating in the UK and it was a truly memorable experience for our students to compete against debaters of a very high standard. It is particularly noteworthy as our students were one of the few teams who weren’t A-Level students.

    The CSG team took part in four debates over the course of the day:

    - This house, as a parent, would use tiger parenting (CSG in closing opposition)
    - This house would legalise child labour in developing countries (CSG in opening opposition)
    - This house would ban private healthcare (CSG in opening government)
    - This house would ban all members of political dynasties, including those who have never held political positions before, from running for political office (CSG in closing government)

     

    At the end of the day, the CSG team didn’t make it through to finals evening but were commended by their judges for their analytical and confident approach to the complicated and broad topics.

     

     

    This was a real success for debating at CSG and a testament to what a high level our students have reached.

    Mr Gunn