The Tetley Year 10 & 11 Schools Debating Competition 2016

Thursday 14 January 2016, The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, 4pm to 8pm

The Tetley and The Leeds Salon host their first year 10 & 11 school debating competition for central and south Leeds schools. The competition is a one-off event involving three schools, using 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.

As well as being crowned The Tetley champions, the winners will also go into the final of the Headingley Festival of Ideas Years 10 & 11 Competition against the three north Leeds qualifying round winners to be held in June/July.

High Speed 2


Artistic Expression

South Leeds Academy


Mount St Mary’s


Mount St Mary’s


Woodkirk Academy


Woodkirk Academy


South Leeds Academy




17:00 – Debate 1

“We should build HS2”

Dr Kate Brown, University of York
Dan Clayton
, The Leeds Salon
Kenn Taylor
, The Tetley

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

18:00 – Debate 2

“Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”

Dr Kate Brown, University of York
David Oxley
, The Leeds Salon

Natalie Rawson, Leeds Beckett University

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

19:00 – Refreshment Break

19:15 – Debate 3

"Artistic expression should never be censored"

Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
David Oxley
, The Leeds Salon
Zoe Sawyer
, The Tetley

Chair: Paul Thomas, The Leeds Salon

20:15 – Judges’ Deliberations & Results


Mount St Mary's Catholic High SchoolTHE TETLEY WINNERS

Mount St Mary's Catholic High School

(left to right) Dominique Evans (teacher), Alex Waterhouse, Nick Brown, Sonia Akhigbe, Jacob Cook









Nkosi Yearwood, Woodkirk Academy


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