Talking up a success

Winstanley College debating team
Winstanley College debating team

TEENAGERS from Winstanley College will be hoping to get to the heart of the matter at the finals of a national debating contest.

Having already won two regional heats, the team will now take part in the national final of the National Final of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition in a three day residential weekend of debate.

Winstanley’s five debaters - Alice Chan, Olivia Hayes, Laura May, Jenny Venables, and Andrew Yell – will be travelling to London with teacher Elaine Mulroy to take on the best debaters from seven other schools from across the UK.

The team had proved themselves to be impressive speakers on a number of occasions, winning their local qualifying round in the autumn against three other schools, and have been champions of the Regional Finals on a number of other occasions.