Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10 & 11 Debating Competition Final 2016

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016.

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

Time: 3:30pm to 7:30pm

Leeds Salon hosts the third Headingley Festival of Ideas schools debating competition for years 10 & 11 (ages 14 to 16 years).

This year's finallists are made up of the three Festival of Ideas qualifying round winners, and the winners of the new Tetley competition for south and central Leeds schools - making it an all-Leeds event for the first time.

The competition uses the format of the Institute of Ideas sixth-form Debating Matters competition - which emphasises content over presentational style. The event is free and open to the public but, as places are limited, if you wish to attend please e-mail us at contact@leedssalon.org.uk


 

DEBATE 1
Green Belt

DEBATE 2
Sugar Tax

FINAL
Genome Editing

MOUNT ST MARY'S

FOR

FOR

ALLERTON HIGH

AGAINST

ABBEY GRANGE

FOR

AGAINST

CARDINAL HEENAN

AGAINST


Debate Times & Motions


Judges & Chairs

15:40 – Debate 1

"We Need to Build on the Green Belt"

Sally Bavage, Headingley LitFest
Dan Clayton
, The Leeds Salon

Patrick Kelly, Leeds City Council

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

16:40 - Change-over

16:45 – Debate 2

"The UK Should Introduce a Levy on Sugary Drinks"

Cathy Cook, LCF Law
Dave Oxley, The Leeds Salon
Diane Wilson, Leeds City College

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

17:45 – Refreshment Break

18:00 – Final

"We Should Welcome the Advent of Genome Editing"

Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Dr Susan Grant-Muller
, University of Leeds

Michael Meadowcroft, Politician

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

19:15 – Judges Announce Results

 


 

WINNERS: Allerton High School

Allerton High SchoolFrom left to right: Ben Harding (teacher), Chani Kandola-Wade, Gurneeka Chana, Martha Amirahmadi, Melissa Mace.

The Allerton High team all won cinema tickets to Hyde Park Picture House and copies of the Oxford Very Short Introduction to the Enlightenment.

 

RUNNERS-UP: Abbey Grange Academy. well done to them and everyone else who took part.

 

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL: Darragh Kennedy, Cardinal Heenan

Darragh KennedyDarragh Kennedy, of Cardinal Heenan Catholic High, being presented with with a family ticket to Thackray Medical Museum and a copy of the Oxford very Short Instroduction to Philosophy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZE SPONSORS:

Thackray Medical Museum Hyde Park Picture House

 


Current Sponsors

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