Issued: October 31, 2018
West Hatch High School team prepares for MP's debating competition
A team from West Hatch High School will be taking part in the annual Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition organised by Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing.
The West Hatch team of Sixth Form students Luke Drummond-Poynter and Hannah Saunders will be up against teams from Debden Park High School, Roding Valley High School, Davenant Foundation School, King Harold Academy, Epping St John's and Chigwell School
The Motion to be debated is that "This House believes that global warming is a myth".
The West Hatch team will be one of the schools speaking Against the Motion.
Headteacher Daniel Leonard said: "We have a highly supportive debating society who have guided, researched and encouraged our competition speakers; our debaters have truly embraced the team spirit of the event.
"It is an honour and a privilege to work with such enthusiastic and motivated young speakers."
Mrs Laing said: "The debating competition is always a great evening and gives the students an opportunity to demonstrate their debating skills before an audience.
"I look forward to listening to the arguments on both sides of the debate from our young public speakers. As always I am sure there will be several potential future politicians among them!"
The competition will be held at Roding Valley High School on Friday, November 16.