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County Council Debate Competition

A team of 6 children from Year 6 participated in the North Yorkshire County Council 2015 Youth Debate. This took place in the Selby District Council chambers. Two speakers were nominated from each school to speak for 2 minutes on the motion “Children today are happier and healthier than their parents”. They were then questioned by members of other teams. The team was judged by a panel of County Councilors and the mayor of Selby Town Council. Our team did incredibly well, and although they didn’t win the overall competition, Kate won the best speaker award – congratulations! Everyone represented our school really well, and found out more about the democratic process and how local government works.

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