First and second place in Debating Grand Final

Students from Skegness Grammar School travelled to the University of Nottingham to take part in the Kalisher Trust Debating final.


Held at the University’s Lakeside Theatre the students went head to head against the other secondary academies in the David Ross Education Trust in order to try and win the debate.


Topics up for discussion included, ‘is the pen mightier than the sword?’ and ‘is pop more important than classical music?’


Lady Anne Rafferty, speaker of the judges and mentor from the Kalisher Trust, said: “It was a very difficult task to reach a decision as the standard on the day was extremely high and every student had thoroughly prepared for the final.


“The students ability to construct arguments and respond to questions was very impressive and this is something that will be of benefit in many aspects of adult life.”


Skegness Grammar School were crownded the overall winners and runners up of the competition.


Mrs Black, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The day was a huge success and we were delighted to come away with both team trophies recognising the communication skills of our students.”


“A huge well done our winners; Adaeze, Thomas, Finlay and Louis but all the Year 10 students that took part were a credit to the academy and did fantastic on the day.”