Kent Under 14 Debating Success for Invicta
Invicta hosted the Kent Schools Debating Competition for students under 14 on Wednesday, 26 April. Teams from Dartford Boys Grammar and Simon Langton Girls Grammar competed with students from Invicta Grammar School. It was an evening of fierce debate.
Dartford and Simon Langton went first and debated the motion “This House believes that the British Government should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves”. The Dartford team won the motion. Invicta debated the second motion “Climate change is a myth” against the second Dartford team and won. The final debate between Dartford and Invicta was very close, as they argued “The is House believes that a head of government should have had previous experience in government”. We were delighted when the Invicta team of Charlotte Pettett, Megan Garland, Hannah Clifton and Kiu Yan Shuen won. Well done girls.
Mrs LLoyd sent the students the following congratulations message “A huge well done to you all. Despite very fierce competition, you battled on to win the competition! Your preparation and detailed information was very impressive! I know you did not have very long to work as a new team but that did not show. A truly excellent performance and you all contributed to the team. Thank you so much on behalf of the school for representing us so well!
Charlotte Pettett in 8A was part of the winning team. She sent the following thank you message to Mrs Lloyd “I would like to thank you for the opportunity of the taking part in the debating competition tonight. I know I speak for my team and I am sure I do for the other schools too when I say that it was a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable evening with some fun and thought-provoking debate topics. I really appreciate Mrs Rush, the judges and yourself taking the time to host this event for us. It was an honour to be able to take part and I look forward to similar vents in the future.”
We would like to thank Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Rush for organising the event and to our judges Dr White and Mr Leighton. Thank you also to time keepers Abi Holt and Eden Glazebrook.