The Glasgow Bar Association Schools’ Debating Competition was held on Tuesday evening 13th June in Glasgow City Chambers.
The victorious team was Whitehill Secondary School in a keenly contested final where the finalists argued over the motion
“This House believes that lockdown was a mistake which could have been avoided”.
There were initially 32 different teams of two students, who competed in the earlier rounds during May.
Whitehill teacher and coach, Mr Stephen Gault said, “ Our students were exceptional. They hit top form at just the right time.”

The competition has been in existence for 35 years, and has been sponsored by the Glasgow Bar Association for the last 30 of those years.
It is for secondary school pupils in lower school, between 1st -3rd year. The organisers and judges are members of the Glasgow Speakers Club,
the oldest established speakers club in continuous existence in the UK.

We look forward to many more successful debates allowing young people to develop their ability to reason, formulate a cogent argument
and deliver it with eloquence, structure and conviction.

John McArthur
(Competition Organiser)

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