On Thursday 7 February, members of the Debating Club from Years 7, 8 and 9 represented St. Mary's at the Rotary Club of Aireborough Youth Speaks Competition.
The competition required the teams to take on three different roles and to present on a subject of their choice for ten minutes.
In the Intermediate category, Team 1: Amy Cox, Martha Marjoram and Amelia Crowther spoke about Veganism. Team 2: Charlotte Smith, William Miller and Fran Tadayon spoke about Mental Wellbeing.
In the Junior category, Team 3: Charlotte Oredecki, Hannah Jenkins and Katie Wright spoke on the topic of Climate Change.
We are delighted that Teams 1 and 3 were selected to proceed to the Regional Heats which will be held at Leeds Trinity University. All three teams put in a great amount of effort and spoke confidently and passionately in front of the judges.