27 Nov

English Speaking Union Schools' Mace Debating Competition

Well done to Anushna and Nimhara in the Lower Sixth for representing KEHS last week at the English Speaking Union Schools' Mace competition. The Schools’ Mace was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest and largest debating competitions for schools in England, offering students the opportunity to discuss and debate controversial topics and current affairs. Throughout the competition, students develop their knowledge of the world, as well as their reasoning and presentation skills, in a stimulating and competitive environment. Nimhara and Anushna debated the motion: 'This House would pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country' against Old Swinford Hospital School. Anushna and Nimhara convincingly outclassed the team from Old Swinford Hospital School and the judges praised them for their confidence, clear expression and delivery of their speeches. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the girls narrowly missed out on going forward to the next round.