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Year 12 Girls Debate in ESU Competition

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Five Year 12 girls took part in the second round of the Schools’ Mace, a national debating competition run by the English-Speaking Union (ESU). The annual competition is the oldest in the country; it offers participants the chance to challenge themselves with debates on controversial topics and international affairs, as well as honing their public speaking, speech writing and analytical skills.

The Girls' Division hosted the second round of the Schools’ Mace 2014-15 and welcomed rival competitors from Manchester Grammar School, Stockport Grammar School, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. The students debated a range of interesting motions, including ‘This House Believes in a Universal Basic Income’.

Following on from this event, the girls are now preparing for the second round of the Debating Matters competition, which is to take place in April.

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The Bolton School Sixth Form girls performed well in their debates

The Bolton School Sixth Form girls performed well in their debates

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