Following on from the success of last’s years competition and the Mock Debate put on by University of Derby students in October we have been waiting for the actual school debates themselves to start.
As the schools return after Christmas the debates have got underway and the Judges have been very complimentary about the standard of the children’s arguments and presentation.
The first evening of debates saw a University of Derby team made up of Darcy Blaney, Laura Runcak, Harry Astill and Max Mitchelmore, step into the breach following a last minute withdrawal to propose that the UK’s drugs policy be liberalised. All the students and children in both debates made effective and confident arguments for their cases and we look forward to the competition developing over the next couple of months.
The competition has once again been organised by the DDLS, E4E and the University of Derby Law School. The Final will be on Wednesday 6th March at 4pm in the Court Room at the Law School, HHJ Bennett is among the judges on that evening so put the date in your diary to come along.