Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

Girls Demonstrate Powers of Persuasion

Sixth Form students at Bolton School Girls’ Division Issy Plant and Rebecca McGinty, working as a team, have progressed to the next round of the English Speaking Union’s Schools' Mace Competition.  

The girls debated the topic ‘This house would weight votes such that the younger the voter, the more powerful their vote’ and were in favour of the proposition. The competition took place at Blackburn College and the two Y12 girls found themselves up against a team from Blackpool College. Issy and Rachel debated well, answering questions effectively and rebutting the opposition. They now go through to the Regional Finals.

The Schools’ Mace is the oldest and largest debating competition for secondary schools in England and hones a student’s ability to persuade, influence and inspire in a fun, competitive environment. Working in teams of two, pupils (KS3 and above) enhance their speech-writing, public speaking and critical thinking capabilities.

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