1 October 2016
Debating is an academic activity that many pupils at King’s participate in with enthusiasm. It makes for lively discussion and creates a forum for pupils to debate a variety of topics that go far beyond recent issues; topics cover ground pupils may never discuss in their day-to-day lives.
The process of debate offers profound and lasting benefits for individuals, for societies and for the global community as a whole. With its emphasis on critical thinking, effective communication, independent research and teamwork, debate teaches skills that serve pupils well in school, in the workplace and in fulfilling their responsibilities as citizens of democratic societies. A skill and experience in debating allows our pupils to evaluate more critically the important issues of the day.
Last week Sixth Form pupil Matthew Thorne supported the motion of "This House Would Ban Animal Testing" in the debate between Bishop Fox and Tuckwell Houses. This was part of the annual inter-house competition. Bishop Fox currently holds the title.