Hazeley Sixth Form Debate Club

Hazeley Sixth Form Debate Club

The Sixth Form Debate Club were delighted to welcome Festus Akinbusoye, Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Mark Lancaster MP and Iain Stewart MP. Festus shared lots of insights about how MPs debate in parliament and ways in which language is used to persuade others to your point of view.  Festus also gave details of this year’s MK Debate details for which our students are now assiduously researching and preparing.

The motion in the first round which is a three way debate is:

The Commonwealth and other emerging markets, not the EU, should be Britain’s focus on trade after Brexit.

Hazeley Academy – Argues against the motion but instead for a EU-UK focused trade partnership.

St Paul’s Catholic School – Argues against the motion but instead for a UK-Asia focused trade partnership.

Sir Herbert Leon Academy – Argues in support of the motion.

The first round is on Thursday 18 October 6 – 9pm at Shenley Brook End School. Best of luck to our candidates!

Miss Mckenzie