The Debate Mate Launch has created much excitement about the year to come, with two national debate competitions on the horizon. Lister students will be given the opportunity to compete against other schools around the country for the Urban Debate League and the Debate Mate Cup. If successful, students have the opportunity to debate in prestigious locations for the final of the Cup. Last year students were able to debate at the House of Lords!


The Launch gave students the opportunity to watch a high quality show debate in which accomplished students and staff debated the motion: ‘Should sixteen year olds be given the right to vote’. Lister students really engaged in the debate and fought hard to ask questions and voice their opinions – and were even discussing the motions on the train journey home!

Students are excited for all the debates in the year to come!

Ms Sivadasan

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