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St Paul's Wins MK Schools' Parliamentary Debating Contest

Finalists in the MK Schools' Parliamentary Debating Contest

St Paul's Catholic School has won the MK Schools' Parliamentary Debating competition for the first time. The final, between St Paul's and Ousedale School, was held in the Grand Committee Room at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11th February.

The debaters were Edie Patey and Tabitha Tenadu, who had also represented the school in the semi final against Walton High. In the debate they argued about voter identification being mandatory for all UK elections. Six other members of the debating society also went along to offer their support, together with Science teacher Mr Nelson who has been helping the team to prepare.

Afterwards the students were given a tour of the House of Commons.

The competition is run by the Chief of Staff to Ben Everitt MP and Iain Stewart MP who also attended the final. Commenting on Twitter, Ben Everitt said: "Massive congratulations to St Paul's winning the MK Schools Parliamentary Debating competition for the first time in the Houses of Parliament last night. Fantastic to see such a high standard of competition and Ousedale were excellent finalists. Doing Milton Keynes proud."

 

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