Students reach the semi-finals of Debating Matters

Six of Truro School’s Sixth Formers travelled to Cardiff to take part in the national Debating Matters competition.

First time debaters, Isaac Heron and Riiya Mathew were victorious in the opening debate of the day where they were proposing the motion ‘Artistic Expression Should Never be Censored’. They were commended for their poised but determined and heartfelt way that they debated. Issac received an extra commendation for his standard of performance.

Next was Chloe Dobbs and Josef Tanzer, arguing against the notion ‘We Should Build on the Green Belt’. They spoke with great poise, clarity and humour whilst working brilliantly as a team.

This strong start to the competition was enough to get Truro School through to the semi-finals. Ellie Holmes and Sarah Ellis, also new to debating, argued the notion ‘Social Egg Freezing Empowers Women’.  They argued with determination and clarity but did not quite match the conviction or confidence of Cirencester College.

It is safe to say that the group had a strong sense of accomplishment having reached the semi-finals of a national event.