Headingley Festival of Ideas Schools Debating Competition 2014

Date: Monday 19 May 2014

Venue: Shire Oak Room, HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley

Time: 4:30pm to 8:45pm

As part of the new Headingley Festival of Ideas, Leeds Salon is hosting a school debating competition for years 10 & 11 (ages 14 to 16).

The competition will use the format and Topic Guides of the Institute of Ideas sixth-form Debating Matters competition; which emphasises content over presentational style, and taking ideas and young people seriously.

The event is free and open to the public. However, as places are limited, if you wish to attend please e-mail Leeds Salon at contact@leedssalon.org.uk.

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SCHOOLS

DEBATE 1

Sustainability

DEBATE 2

Drugs in Sport

DEBATE 3

Animal Experimentation

Lawnswood School

FOR

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High

 

AGAINST

Abbey Grange CofE Academy

FOR

Lawnswood School

 

AGAINST

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High

FOR

Abbey Grange CofE Academy

AGAINST

 



JUDGES & CHAIRS

16:55- DEBATE 1

“Behaviour change is the best route to sustainability”

Kate Brown, University of York

Mark Wanstall, Leeds Metropolitan

Richard Wilcocks, Headingley LitFest

Chair: Justine Brian, Debating Matters

18:00 – DEBATE 2

“Allowing the use of enhacement drugs will not undermine the spirit of sport”

Dan Clayton, Documentary Film Maker

Richard Horsman, Leeds Trinity

Mark Wanstall, Leeds Metropolitan

Chair: Medhavi Golash, DM Alumnus

19:05 – Break for refreshments

19:25 – DEBATE 3

“Animal experimentation cannot be justified”

Dan Clayton, Documentary Film Maker

Kate Brown, University of York

Richard Wilcocks, Headingley LitFest

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

20:35 – Results and Presentations

 


 

Winners: Cardinal Heenan Catholic High

Competition winners Cardinal Heenan

Festival of Ideas organiser Liz Westmorland presents Cardinal Heenan with their prizes - from left to right: teachers Mark Bradley & Rosie Evans; pupils Poppy Rowe & Lucy Cserna; the FoI's Liz Westmorland, teacher Maura Rutherford, and pupils Aimee Grieve & Hannah Playford.

 

 

 

 

Best Individual: Ellis Napier, Lawnswood School

Best Individual

Liz Westmorland presents Ellis Napier of Lawnswood School with the prize for Best Indivdual, for his contributions as a panellist in Debate 2 on 'Drugs in Sport', and for his questions from the floor during the other debates.

 

 

Prizes include book tokens from the Festival committee and cinema tickets donated by Hyde Park Picture House.

 

 

 

Judges

The judges announcing the winners of each debate, overall winners and the Best individual - from left to right: Mark Wanstall, Richard Wilcocks, Kate Brown, Dan Clayton & Richard Horsman.

 

Read teacher Lauren Ricketts' article on the competition for the Lawnswood School website: "'Killer Point" Pick the Prize!'.

 

 

Event Sponsors include:

Hyde Park Picture House



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