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House debating competition

The hot topic of school uniform fuelled a lively House debating competition among Lower and Upper Prep pupils.

Castle House was tasked with presenting arguments for why we should keep the uniform the same, Moor argued in favour of updating the uniform and Forest presented arguments for abolishing school uniform altogether.

All nine speakers were very well prepared and presented their arguments with clarity and confidence. Special mention should go to Rafferty in Year 4 and Castle, who was the youngest competitor and spoke very confidently. He was a fine example of our School values of Courage and Confidence.

Arthur, in Year 8 and Forest, went so far as to come dressed for the debate in a non-uniform pink shirt and navy blazer, removing his tie mid-speech and asking the floor whether without it his voice would carry less weight and they would treat him differently.

The three-strong teams from each House then answered questions from the floor from Years 3 to 8 pupils who were very much engaged by the topic.

Mme Grant, Mr Witteveen and Mr Mulryne, who judged the competition, said the standard was extremely high and it was very difficult to decide on the winning team.

 

They declared Forest (Arthur, Alf and Aidan) the narrow winners with their persuasive and confidently-presented argument in favour of abolishing school uniform.

The judges also pointed out that the decision would not be binding!

Our son’s experience has been great and we have been lucky to be part of Terrington even for this single term

(Parent of short-stay Spanish student)