On Wednesday 8th February, Meole Brace School participated in a debating session hosted by the Priory School. Four of our students from years eight and nine attended the competition against many other schools.
Molly Stewart, Finn Pearson, Eli Jones and Scarlot Welsby-Kitley had to stand up in front of the other teams and convince the panel of highly qualified judges why immunisation should or should not be made compulsory for schools. A challenge that already seemed impossible due to the difference in schools (a mix of private, grammar and public-sector schools), became even harder as the team realised that they had prepared for a debate not a speech. Despite all of this, Meole Brace were pragmatic and quickly assembled a team-based speech to rival the best. Meole Brace triumphed, winning the Bronze, behind Charlton Academy and the Shrewsbury High School. Although all participating schools produced strong, articulate arguments we were pleased to be placed ahead of a multitude of schools, including both teams from Adams Grammar, Concord College, Mary Webb, Priory, one Shrewsbury High School team and Shrewsbury Academy.
Written by Scarlot Welsby-Kitley