Leeds City Council Primary Debating Competition 2023 - the heats!
This year Wigton Moor entered two teams of 3 students for the Primary Debating Competition - one team from year 5 and one from year 6.
The first stage of this annual competition is broken down into 3 heats. This year there was 17 schools with a total of 30 teams taking part. Within each heat, teams from different schools debated each other. In each debate, one team was proposing the motion, and the other was opposing the motion. Judges scored each team based on set criteria including argument, presentation and structure, and the winners of each debate were announced at the end of each heat. The motion for the heats was "Children should have longer play times during the school day”.
Wigton Moor Team 1 – Year 5 – Opposers (arguing AGAINST the motion)
Speaker 1: Mo
Speaker 2: Charlotte
Speaker 3: Nika
Wigton Moor Team 2 – Year 6 – Proposers (arguing FOR the motion)
Speaker 1: Harrison
Speaker 2: Milo
Speaker 3: Hanshitha
We are very proud of our teams and all of the hard work they put into preparing for the debates - so we were extremely pleased that after a morning full of constructive argument both of our teams were announced as the winners of their debates!!
The top-scoring 8 teams from across the 3 heats will be invited to participate in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and grand final at Leeds Civic Hall towards the end of the summer term - we have every faith that our teams will make it through to the next round!
World Book Day Winners!
Winners of the best costume and book diorama for each key stage.