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

Qualifying Rounds

The Headingley Festival of Ideas School Debating Competition involves three qualifying rounds to win a place in the final to be held at HEART in the summer. And for 2016 the final will include the winners of the new Tetley Years 10 & 11 Competition for south and central Leeds schools - making it an all-Leeds competition.

Round 1 is Tuesday 12 January at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High vs School withdrawn.
Round 2 is Monday 18 January at Allerton High School vs Roundhay School.
Round 3 is Wednesday 20 January at Benton Park vs Lawnswood School vs Abbey Grange.


ROUND 1
Tuesday 12 January

MOCK DEBATE 1
HS2

MOCK DEBATE 2
Vaccinations

CARDINAL HEENAN

FOR

SCHOOL WITHDRAWN

AGAINST

SCHOOL WITHDRAWN

FOR

CARDINAL HEENAN

AGAINST

DEBATE TIMES & MOTIONS

JUDGES & CHAIRS

16:45 – MOCK DEBATE 1

“We should build HS2”

Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Diane Wilson, Leeds City College
Patrick Kelly, Leeds City Council

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

17:10 - Change-over

17:15 - MOCK DEBATE 2

“Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”

Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Diane Wilson, Leeds City College
Patrick Kelly, Leeds City Council

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School  go through to the final.


 

ROUND 2
Monday 18 January

DEBATE 1
HS2

DEBATE 2
Assisted Suicide

ALLERTON HIGH

FOR

ROUNDHAY SCHOOL

AGAINST

ROUNDHAY SCHOOL

FOR

ALLERTON HIGH

AGAINST

DEBATE TIMES & MOTIONS

JUDGES & CHAIRS

16:00 - DEBATE 1

“We should build HS2”

Dave Oxley, The Leeds Salon
Dr Katy Wright, University of Leeds
Cathy Cook, Jordans Solicitors

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

17:00 - Change-over

17:05 - DEBATE 2

“Physician assisted suicide should be legalised”

Dave Oxley, The Leeds Salon
Dr Mark Davis, University of Leeds

Cathy Cook, Jordans Solicitors

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

18:30 - Results

WINNERS: Allerton High School

BEST INDIVIDUAL: Sabrina Lethenyey, Allerton High School



ROUND 3
Wed 20 January

DEBATE 1
Vaccinations

DEBATE 2
HS2

DEBATE 2
Assisted Suicide

BENTON PARK

FOR

LAWNSWOOD

AGAINST


LAWNSWOOD

FOR

ABBEY GRANGE

AGAINST


ABBEY GRANGE

FOR

BENTON PARK

AGAINST

DEBATE TIMES & MOTIONS

JUDGES & CHAIRS

16:00 - DEBATE 1

“Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”

Dave Oxley, The Leeds Salon
Richard Smyth, Novelist, Journalist & Critic
Diane Wilson, Leeds City College

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

17:00 - Change-over

17:05 - DEBATE 2

“We should build HS2”

Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Sarah Derbyshire-Thomas, Leeds Beckett
Patrick Kelly, Leeds City Council

Chair: Jake Unsworth, DM Alumnus

18:05 - Refreshment break

18:20 - DEBATE 3

“Physician assisted suicide should be legalised”

Dave Oxley, The Leeds Salon
Richard Smyth, Novelist, Journalist & Critic
Jake Unsworth, DM Alumnus

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

19:30 – Results

WINNERS: Abbey Grange Academy

BEST INDIVIDUAL: Holly-Rose Dutton, Benton Park School



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