The debate club debates a range of motions from School matters to moral questions to the political issues of the day. Each week, pupils get opportunities to chair or speak in the main debate, or to join in the floor debate. On occasion, the Society holds balloon debates and plays Just a Minute and other speaking games, helping pupils to practise a range of important skills. Pupils in debate club have the opportunity to work with law students and practicing lawyers to support the development of the key skills needed in debating. We regularly enter the university of Derby debating competition with 11 teams from 7 Derby City Schools taking part. This year we debated interesting and relevant topics including immigration, democracy and the importance of education.

Our students took part in a virtual Question Time session with Derby North MP Amanda Solloway.

Updated June 2022

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