A group of boys from Radley went to Westonbirt, a school near Tetbury, for a dinner-debate. After a long journey we were warmly invited into the grand entrance hall and taken through to have dinner. We enjoyed our lasagne and during dinner were given some articles to discuss. One girl and one boy was selected from each team to take notes from the articles.
After dinner Hanno Jewell and Rupert Curtis, along with their respective female team members, took to their seats at the front and the debate began. The Chairman announced the topic of the debate, this house believes that alternative medicines do not work. Hanno Jewell and his partner proposed the motion with Rupert Curtis and his partner opposing.
The debate got underway and it became clear that there had been more chatting than note taking during the dinner. Nevertheless good points were made on both sides and later by the floor. After some rebuttal, the vote was taken. The opposition had won with the proposition only winning four votes. The winning teams were rewarded with malteasers and the evening ended with a short disco.
Radley would like to thank Westonbirt, Mr Norman Mrs Gregory and the Chairman for a great evening.
Report by Rupert Curtis, B Social, Remove