Congratulations to our Sixth Form Debate team for winning their last pair of debates to allow us to qualify for the final round of Jordan Solicitors Debating Matters competition held in the auditorium of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Molly Reid and Catherine Bailey won their debate arguing that there should be limits to free speech on social media, which allowed James Sweeney and Zahran Abbas to compete in the Final where they had to oppose the motion that we should accept the risks inherent in contact sports.
Competing against Y13 teams, our Y12 team came second overall, which was a fantastic achievement. Judges such as Dr Elizabeth Clarke and the Rt Reverend Dr Tom Butler praised our team’s passion, enthusiasm and ability to challenge others’ views, think on their feet and respond with precision. They were a credit to SJF and we look forward to the challenge of competing next year.