Ark Debating Competition

On Tuesday 21st June, Ark John Keats debate team travelled to South London to compete with the pupils of Ark All Saints. This was an opportunity for our pupils to display the magnificent progress they have made since the beginning of summer term and apply the skills that they have worked hard to develop in a new and challenging environment. It was also an opportunity for our pupils to display the great character that is so important to our academy’s ethos.

Pupils began the day with enthusiastic participation in the warm up games. Pupils competed in the first event in mixed teams. They showed great adaptability working in collaboration with Ark All Saints pupils and supported one another well in the research, argument and delivery of the motion. This purposeful effort led to a fantastic debate! We should be particularly proud of our pupil’s courage and tenacity to compete successfully in their first inter-school debate.