Matthew Burns

ROBERTSON HOUSE WINS DINNER DEBATE COMPETITION FOR FOURTH YEAR

Robertson House won House Dinner Debate for the fourth time this year, in the final of five rounds, which took place in the spectacular setting of the School Library on Friday evening. This highlight of the academic and inter-house calendar is a black tie event, with a three-course dinner.

Classics teacher Andrew Hollingbury was guest adjudicator, and was looking for both style and content in the debates. He said: ³The Robertson team capped off a year of consistently strong performances with well-researched arguments supporting the deployment of genetically and bionically modified soldiers on the world¹s battlefields; all the more impressive as one member of their team had never debated before.  

Debating demands confidence, clarity and spontaneity in the face of adversity ­ highly desirable traits in any field of work or at university-level study ­ and the opportunity to refine these skills is hugely beneficial to our pupils.

A delicious dinner to go with it is an admitted bonus!

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