North East Region ML Debating Champions

Thursday, 9 February, 2017

Three sixth-form teams from Hymers took part in the North East Region Modern Languages Debating Competition at GSAL on 8th February.

Sophie Schellingerhout and Ella Khulusi competed in French, Giulia Merolli and Hoda Hamod in Spanish and George Heuck and Holly Dyson in German. The students had to debate issues such as 'Is it harder to be a parent nowadays than in the past?' and 'Is the environment the world's greatest current problem'.

After presenting their ideas in each debate, there was a five-minute lutte acharnée or free-for-all discussion before each side summed up and the adjudicators decided who had won.

Our Spanish team reached the semi-finals and especial congratulations to George and Holly, who won every debate and so were crowned regional champions.

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