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The junior debate team shared a successful and enjoyable evening at the London Junior Debating League which took place at More House School, Knightsbridge on Tuesday 30 January.  Mrs Farr reports ‘We swept victory against Francis Holland as opposition for the unprepared motion ‘This house believes that women have not achieved equality in the Western World.’ First Formers Robyn, Freya and Sophie gave outstanding performances in their second public debate and were praised for their confident arguments and delivery. Our other debate team had the challenge of arguing the difficult motion that the voting age should be reduced to 11 years of age in the prepared debate and, although it was close, unfortunately lost this debate. Despite this, it was a personal victory for First Formers Emily, Lily and Norah as it was their debating debut. The atmosphere on the journey home was full of joy and left Mrs Olive wondering whether she was driving the debate team or a pop choir. The girls are all looking forward to their next ‘debate off’ in March.’

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