North Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition

Four of our Sixth Form Students, went to Cheadle Hulme School to represent the school in the North Schools’ Modern Languages Debating Competition. The topics for debates were challenging. ‘A formal education is the key to success in life’ and ‘Success is the source of happiness’. Alastair Simmons and Noor Qureshi were in the Spanish debates and they were judged to have won one debate and lost the second. In the French competition, Adam Jones and Hafsah Valli did tremendously well, winning both of their debates and so going through to the semi-final. Unfortunately, in the semi-final they met two girls from Manchester High School for Girls who spoke better French than Emmanuel Macron, the French President, and so it was back in the minibus and home. However, both pairs did superbly well.