Debating Legacy

Anna Fleischer and Alessia Ciocanea, the Harris Westminster Debating ‘A’ team, have represented the school at a number of prestigious competitions this year, reaching the finals day at the Oxford Union a couple of weeks ago. However, their finest hour came at Imperial College last Saturday, when they came through 6 testing rounds of debating to win the competition outright. With subjects as diverse as performance-related pay for teachers, Mummy vlogging, the merits of independent candidates in elections and the issuing of an amnesty to illegal immigrants in the US, they were put through their paces against over 100 students drawn from some of the best schools in London, even some even closer to Westminster Abbey than ourselves. A fantastic achievement; well done indeed!