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ESU Mace Debating Competition.

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ESU Mace Debating Competition.

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The St Peter’s Debating team travelled to Harrogate Tuesday 3rd to compete in the North East Regional Final of the ESU Mace Debating Competition. It was an excellent evening with a really high level of debating skills displayed from all teams. Will Peacock opened the St Peter’s argument for the motion that tech companies must hand over users’ personal data to law enforcement agencies if requested to do so. Ethan McKinney then developed the team’s arguments further before Patrick Renwick summarised the points of clash identified as well as the reasons why the motion should carry. The team debated very well and we are extremely proud of their efforts as a school. We also thank St Aidan’s for hosting a great event and wish them luck in the Finals. Our debating team have done a wonderful job in the competitions and they have learned a lot about technique as well as the fine detail of some difficult topic areas. As Joubert said “it’s better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it”.