Debate Mate Cup winners
The KS3 Debate Team have won the Debate Mate Cup and have been crowned as national Debate champions! The team won three exceptionally challenging and strenuous rounds of debate on Friday, the 24th of May, debating motions such as ‘protests are an ineffective way to bring about change’, the final motion was ‘teachers’ salaries should be performance related!’ The Barking Abbey Longbridge team had amassed the highest points total out of all of the 10 finalists on the day, setting up a final with the Bobby Moore Academy. The team fully deserved to win as all four speakers were outstanding. This is a truly fantastic achievement and a testament to the BEST habits of the more able students in KS3.