The Great Debaters

On Sunday, 30th September, Mr Cronin took a team of five Year 7 pupils, Bear, Fleur, Ned, Patrick and Tristan, to the annual Marlborough College Prep School Debating Competition. After a morning workshop, where the children participated in various debating activities, the motion was announced, and all the pupils had 20 minutes to prepare their proposition and opposition arguments as to the benefit of books in schools. Tristan and Fleur spoke on opposite sides in the debate. Tristan was adjudged Best Speaker and the Farleigh team was deservedly awarded the Debating Cup after a fine team performance.