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A Great Debate

Thursday, 22 Mar 2012

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Another National Final for Dean Close, this time in the European Youth Parliament.  The Lower Sixth team of 10 pupils won the Thames Valley round of the competition at the Oxford Union this week and were duly awarded a place in the prestigious National Finals in Liverpool.  If they are successful in the National Finals they have the opportunity to represent the UK in an international competition held in either Amsterdam or Munich next year.  

Harriet Davis and Charlotte Ivers were the main speakers and proposed a debate on education reform in the EU. The full team consisted of the following Lower Sixth pupils: Jonathan Cahill, Harriet Davis, Hannah Dodd, Zoe Firth, Charlotte Ivers, Martin Turel, Jack Woods and Jennifer Zhang.  

Head of History, Paul Davies, said ”I was really impressed with their preparation which was done mostly on their own, showing real independence of thought.  The Dean Close speeches in particular were very focused and commended by the judges.”


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