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Year 8 Debating League

This term, 24 year 8 pupils have been taking part in a debating contest which is part of the Gateway’s Enrichment Programme. Debating teams were required to present their views on a current affairs topic. Topics included “ respect others as you want to be respected" and “ parents must trust their children when they are online”.

Teams of three students each are given two minutes to read their debating statement and prepare their thoughts ready to pitch their wits against the opposing team. Students were judged by Mrs Petrak and Mr Beladaci for their literacy, participation, punctuality and presentation skills. The standard of the presentations has been impressive. The winning team this term was 8JJ, Miss James’ tutor group.

Well done to Lucy, Tahira and Ayesha (the winning team) and to the other students who took part. This initiative is on-going every term and is open to teams from each Gateway College tutor group.