Youth Speaks 2024 Update

Last Thursday, 15 Bay House pupils and students demonstrated their debating skills at Round 1 of the Youth Speaks – A debate competition in Gosport. They competed in the Town Hall in front of a sizeable audience, which included the mayor and the local MP.

🏆 The 2 winning teams won through to Round 2 in Southsea on February 26th and won a trip to have tea in the Houses of Parliament.

Special thanks to our Glenn Tapp or all his hard work and the amazing coaches, Cassandra Simpson, Alexis McCormack, and Kat Garrett, for guiding these talented minds.

Here are the winning teams and their thought-provoking topics:

1️⃣ Art is a necessity to modern society

  • Chair: Dylan Matthias
  • Proposer: Florence Hind
  • Opposer: Ted Foley

2️⃣ Veganism is the answer to climate change

  • Chair: Elouise De Cat
  • Proposer: Robyn St John
  • Opposer: Lucy Parson

3️⃣ The rise of charity shopping is unethical

  • Chair: Elise Koh
  • Proposer: Isabelle Thomas
  • Opposer: Alice Davidson

4️⃣ Electric cars are the future of the automotive industry

  • Chair: Ben Morgan
  • Proposer: Finley Paddock
  • Opposer: Ben Sargant
  • Senior – 6th Form:

5️⃣ Society continues to fail girls and women with autism

  • Chair: Yvie Boffey
  • Proposer: Anna Brunink
  • Opposer: Georgia Robinson

The student’s dedication and passion shon through, and we’re cheering them on for the upcoming rounds.

#YouthSpeaks2024 #DebatingChampions #FutureLeaders

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