Acing the Mace – 28 January 2019
Govhar and Sofia from Year 10 were triumphant in the second round of the prestigious ESU Mace Debating competition, seeing off three strong sixth-form teams to make it through to the Regional Finals.
Together they argued against the motion “This House believes no essential service should be run on a for-profit basis” on the grounds that big business means big tax – a tactic which, like for-profits, paid dividends. This is a remarkable achievement and we wish them luck for the next round which will see them compete with Harrow and St Pauls Girls.
Putney goes Parliamentary
Putney took four teams to Dulwich College to compete in the first round of Oxford Schools’ Debating competition. In spite of some unlucky draws (e.g. having to argue in the closing faction for parents not medical professionals having control of decisions about a child’s health), the students debated superbly and held their own against some very suave Dulwich boys.