Second Round of the English Speaking Union’s Mace Debating Competition

The school recently hosted the Second Round of the English Speaking Union’s Mace Debating Competition in K Hall, playing host to, and competing against, Harrow School, Immanuel College, Merchant Taylors’, St Helen’s and Whitmore High School for a place in the West London Finals.

It was a closely fought contest, with all teams contributing to an evening of high quality and enjoyable debating on motions relating to charitable symbols, manipulated images in the media and religious symbols in the workplace. Kingsbury’s team – Siham Sahal (Year 12) and Nauman Zahid (Year 13) – were a credit to the school and debated with distinction.

At the end of the evening St Helen’s deservedly took first place but our students should be proud of their performance against some very strong teams. Kingsbury debaters will be back in action later in the month for the Oxford Union Schools Competition on 21st February at Finchley Catholic High School and on 24th February for the UCL Debating Cup. They will also be travelling to Cambridge on Saturday 3rd March for National Finals Day of the Cambridge Union Schools Competition.

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