Debate Mate Success!

DebateMate_logo_on_circleOn Thursday 4th February Tynecastle students involved in Debate Mate took part in the first round of the Urban Debate League held at Leith Academy. This involved all of the Edinburgh Debate Mate schools competing against each other to gain some valuable experience and to start accumulating points for the national Debate Mate scoreboard.

Tynecastle entered three teams and also had three supporters who helped teams prepare. Each team took part in two debates and the motions (‘This House would allow school pupils to vote on what you learn in school’ and ‘This House would ban the advertising of things that are bad for your health’) certainly generated some heated discussion!

All three Tynecastle teams performed fantastically and won five out of six debates. Feedback from the judges was very encouraging and we look forward to the next round in March…