After finding out that Barking Abbey were in an amazing second position nationally in the “Urban Debate League“ table, we were really looking forward to debating in the next round of Debate Mate. Two Barking Abbey teams travelled to Eastbrook School to compete in round 2. It was another fantastic afternoon of debating - we await to see whether we can maintain our league table position in the upcoming weeks. The top 16 schools in the country will attend the House of Lords for the finals.
Every student and member of staff at Barking Abbey will be receiving a free copy of ‘Our Planet’ as a gift from Penguin Books. This is a wonderful gesture from Penguin and we hope that this book gives everyone an opportunity to discuss this place we call home.