Ixworth compete in first ever Debating CTC
Students from Ixworth Free School travelled across to Beccles Free School on 11 May 2016 to compete against the other schools in the Free Schools Trust in the newest addition to the Cross Trust Competitions calendar, Debating. The three schools debated topical issues such as the EU referendum and internet usage for teenagers in the first Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust debating competition.
Eight students from Years 7 to 10 at each of the three Free Schools were tasked with preparing and researching arguments, both for and against, on topical issues before debating them in front of their peers at the competition. In the closest Cross Trust Competition to date, just one point separated all three schools, with Ixworth narrowly missing out on first place. Congratulations to Beccles for winning the prestigious ‘Cross Trust Shield’ for their excellent debating skills and well-researched arguments.
Jonny Neaverson from Year 10 won the individual award for the best debater (upper school) after a fine individual performance as part of the Upper School Ixworth team.
Congratulations to all students who represented Ixworth so well at the competition.