Rutland and Melton Schools Debating Competition

Congratulations to Year 10 students Eve, Laura, Matthew and Monty who were crowned the winners of the inaugural Rutland and Melton Schools Debating Competition, which took place at the Houses of Parliament last week. Six schools from the region took part and Catmose students put lots of time and effort into researching and preparing debates on free speech and NHS funding.
After two rounds Catmose were selected to go through to the final against Harington School in a debate over whether assisted dying should be legalised in the UK. Both sides made passionate and mature points but Catmose were declared the victors!
After their win, the students were treated to a tour around Parliament, including the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Many thanks to Alicia Kearns MP for Rutland and Melton, for organising a fabulous competition and to the judges, Edward Agar MP, Baroness Berridge, and Geoff Thompson, former High Sheriff of Rutland.