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The PHSG Debate Competition

Last week saw the return of the PHSG Debate competition, where students debate against different subjects to win the Debate Cup.

The event is organised by the club leaders and students who attend the debate club, where they practice their speaking and presenting skills throughout the year to then compete against each other in this exciting event. 

This year we had topics, with teams debating the for and against for each topic. The topics were:

  • Animal testing is always wrong.
  • Cats are better than dogs.
  • Bullying should be made a legal offence.

Local MP, Luke Pollard, joined our independent panel this year to score the students on their presentation and prizes were awarded to the students. Awards included the best individual debater, which was awarded to Megan, 10L and the best group, which were awarded to Lizzie, Naila and Lee, 8A. 


Huge congratulations to all the speakers, it is an incredible achievement to stand up and speak / present an argument for and against in front of a room of competitors and a panel of judges. They all did incredibly well and have taken much away from this public speaking experience. Also, a huge well done to Ciara and Lauren, Year 13, for organising such a great event. These skills are invaluable to take with you on your onward journey from Plymouth High. ''For life, not school we learn''.