Public Speaking November 2017

Sackville Success at English Speaking Union Debate

On Wednesday 29th November, Mrs Stuart was very proud to escort our debate team to the English Speaking Union debate SE competition at Ardingly College. Since September, the ‘Sackville Speak Out’ debate and public speaking team has been preparing for both the Rotary public speaking competition and the ESU South East debate competition.

We had to oppose the motion This house believes that all elected politicians should be paid the median wage.

Aminah Rahman and Isabelle Goddard (pictured) were selected as our speakers for the evening debate. Lily Kendrick, Imogen Gaines and Alex Cumpatescu all came along to support, having made great contributions to the research and arguments.

I am delighted to say that on the night, Aminah and Isabelle were astoundingly good and we won our debate and are through to the next round of the prestigious competition. The level of debate and argument was very high and Sackville should be very proud being only state school to have progressed from the local area.