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Debating delight as school team come out on top

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 12, 2014

Inter-School Debate Final

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WHILE many youngsters like to debate all manner of subjects, one group has put the skill to good use by coming out on top in a school competition.

Pupils from Paulet High School’s debating team successfully argued their way to be crowned debating champions at the Inter-School Debate Final held at Burton Library, off High Street.

The sixth form pupils squared off against rivals from de Ferrers Academy and the topic of choice was ‘marriage is an outdated institution’.

The two teams made it to the final showcase after taking part in round robin debates against other pupils from Paget High School, in Burton Road, Branston, and Abbot Beyne, in Osborne Street, Winshill.

The winning team from the Stapenhill school drew with Abbot Beyne before beating Paget and de Ferrers on their way to winning the coveted trophy.

Heather King, who played a vital role in leading the team to victory, spoke to the Mail.

She said: “We all worked hard to make sure that we were prepared for the final and we were over the moon when we found out that we had won.

“Everyone is delighted to have come out on top.”

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