Invicta wins Regional Finals of Debating Matters
Aaliyah Buxy, Siobhan La Roche Seeley, Molly Reeves, Bethanie Goodhew, Kerry Finch and Steph Avraamides have successfully debated their way into the Debating Matters Final. Supported by Assistant Head, Mrs J Lloyd, the team spent Monday at the Institute of Psychiatry in London in fierce competition with a number of independent schools.
Mrs Lloyd sent the girls the following message: “I cannot thank you enough for your amazing team performances yesterday at the London South Regional Final Debating Matters Competition. You were all absolutely superb!! I know how difficult it was for you to prepare with all the other demands on your time but you all pulled it off, presenting and arguing with such confidence and sticking to your side of the argument, winning all your very tough debates and then then winning the competition against some very strong Independent Schools such as Putney High and St John's. Well done to Siobhan for being placed in the individual prizes and to Molly for being awarded the Best Overall Individual Prize.
A superb day for Invicta! The judges were simply glowing at the end and they were very pleased to hear we were a state school!”
Kerry from the team said: “It was a nerve racking start but once I got going it was an amazing experience. We never expected to get through to the National Final weekend at the Museum of London. It was a brilliant achievement for us all“
Judge Kit Collingwood tweeted: “Had a blast judging the final today - what an inspirational group of young people, and congratulations to worthy winners @invictagrammar”
The girls will now compete in the final against 12 other regional winners. The competition will take place at The Museum of London at the end June. The team have won £500 of educational resources for the school and an ‘Object Handling Tour’ of The Horniman Museum in South London.
Congratulations. We are delighted with your success and are very proud of this amazing achievement. Good Luck in the finals. Thank you to Mrs Lloyd for her support of the team.