Debate Outwood Competition 2017

Thursday 13 July

The Leeds Salon has been invited to host the first sixth-form debating competition between sschools from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

Five schools competed to be crowned "Debate Outwood" champions, as well as for three individual prizes (scroll to the end for results).

"Debate Outwood" takes place at Outwood Grange Academy, Potovens Lane, Outwood, WF1 2PF.  

08:45 – 09:00: SCHOOL & JUDGES TO ARRIVE

09:15 – 09:30: WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

09:30 – 10:20: ROUND 1

"VOTING SHOULD BE MADE COMPULSORY IN THE UK"

GROUP 1 

FOR
Outwood Grange Academy (W)

AGAINST
Outwood Academy Danum 

JUDGES
Andrew Shaw, Tectonic Interactive
Natalie Bennett, The Green Party
Paul ButterworthNHS Digital 

CHAIR
Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon 

GROUP 2 - Debate 3 Decider

FOR
Outwood Academy Adwick 

AGAINST
Outwood Post-16 Centre (W)

JUDGES
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Robert Bates, Jordans Solicitors
Dr Simon LosebyUniversity of Sheffield 

CHAIR
Peter Moor, DM Alumnus 

10:30 – 11:20: ROUND 2

"WE SHOULD INVEST NOW IN A LOW CARBON ECONOMY POWERED BY RENEWABLES"

GROUP 1 

FOR
Outwood Academy Newbold 

AGAINST
Outwood Grange Academy (W)

JUDGES
Andrew Shaw, Tectonic Interactive
Simon Hill, Managing Director, YPO
Paul Butterworth, NHS Digital 

CHAIR
Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

GROUP 2 - Mock Debate 2

FOR
School Withdrawn
 

AGAINST
Outwood Academy Adwick 

JUDGES
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Justine Brian, Civitas Schools
Dr Simon Loseby, University of Sheffield 

CHAIR
Peter Moor, DM Alumnus

11:30 – 12:30: LUNCH

12:30 – 13:20: ROUND 3

"EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SHOULD TAKE A LEAD FROM FRANCE AND BAN THE BURQA"

GROUP 1 

FOR
Outwood Academy Danum 

AGAINST
Outwood Academy Newbold (W)

JUDGES
Natalie Bennett, The Green Party
Paul ButterworthNHS Digital
Robert Bates, Jordans Solicitors

CHAIR
Lee WoodsOutwood Grange Academy

GROUP 2 - Mock Debate 1 

FOR
Outwood Post-16 Centre 

AGAINST
School Withdrawn 

JUDGES
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Robert Bates, Jordans Solicitors
Peter Moor, DM Alumnus 

CHAIR
Justine Brian, Civitas Schools

13:30 – 14:00: REFRESHMENT BREAK & GROUPS 1 & 2 RESULTS

14:00 – 15:00: FINAL

"PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE SHOULD BE LEGALISED" 

FOR (Winner of Group 1)
Outwood Grange Academy 

AGAINST (Winner of Group 2)
Outwood Post-16 Centre 

JUDGES
Simon Hill, Managing Director, YPO
Justine Brian, Director of Civitas School
Andrew Shaw, Tectonic Interactive

CHAIR
Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon 

15:00 – 15:30: FINAL & INDIVIDUAL RESULTS & PRESENTATIONS

PRIZE SPONSORS:

YPO was formed in 1974 by local authorities to aggregate demand and generate buying efficiencies as Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation. YPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries and care homes.

 

Waterstones was established in 1982, and is the last remaining chain of specialist bookshops on the high street.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Outwood Grange Academies Trust

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Beverages were supplied by:

Yorkshire Tea is made by Taylors of Harrogate, a third generation Yorkshire family business born in 1886.

 

 

 

 

RESULTS:

WINNERS: Outwood Grange Academy (all received £30 Love2Shop vouchers from Outwood Grange Academy Trust) 

RUNNERS-UP: Outwood Post-16 Centre (all received £20 Love2Shop vouchers from Outwood Grange Academy Trust)

BEST INDIVIDUAL: Stephanie Webb, Outwood Academy Newbold (awarded an iPad Mini from YPO)

HIGHLY COMMENDED INDIVIDUAL: Chelsea Sheridan, Outwood Academy Newbold (awarded £60 Waterstones' vouchers)

COMMENDED INDIVIDUAL: Anna Somerville, Outwood Grange Academy (awarded £30 Waterstones' vouchers)

In addition, all the above received a stationery pack from YPO.

 

Outwood Grange Academy: Anna Somerville (front centre), Ifra Mahmood (front centre left), Alexander Grogan (back left), Iona Gaugham (back centre left) & Samuel Higson-Blythe (back centre right); receiving their prizes from the Outwood Grange Executive Principle, Martyn Oliver (back right), and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett (front second right), plus teachers Helen Salvage (right) and Lee Woods (left).


Current Sponsors

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