The recent RMS Inter-House Debating Competition has seen pupils fiercely competing and representing their houses with pride.
In the earlier heat of this term, Moira engaged in a debate against Scarborough, while Atholl debated Cumberland. Both Moira and Atholl emerged victorious in their respective debates, but it was Moira and Scarbrough who accumulated the highest overall points.
Moving on to the second heat, Moira triumphed over Cumberland, and Scarborough emerged victorious against Atholl. Consequently, both houses progressed to the highly anticipated final.
The final round, held in the Hind House common room, witnessed intense competition as the motion ‘This House believes that schools should have a four-day week’ was debated passionately.
Despite a minor hiccup with Scarborough's roster, all members stepped up and showed perseverance and courage, especially the second speaker who was called up at the last minute.- Alexa, Year 12, Senior Debating Team
The Senior Debating team’s sixth-form representatives took charge of chairing and scoring the debate, and they were deeply impressed by the exceptional performances delivered by both teams. The competition remained fiercely close, with only a two-point difference separating them by the end.
The Moira team, composed of Jemima, Jeeya, and Mitzi, emerged triumphant with a total of 77 points. Following closely behind, the Scarborough team, consisting of Tara, Hazel, and Becca, achieved a commendable score of 75 points.
Despite the winning team advocating for a four-day school week, Mr. Carson, who observed the debate, informed the students that they hadn’t managed to convince him to make any changes to RMS’ timetable. Nonetheless, he expressed his admiration for their compelling arguments!