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Knightsbridge School Debating & Interview Club - 2nd May



This was another excellent session with our Knightsbridge Debating & Interview Club. 

Our skill focus this week looked at Style and Tone and how to deliver a speech in a confident and persuasive way. 


For our warm up we then turned to our interview style question with an emphasis on 'why'?:

If you could study abroad, where would you go/choose and why? From academic/university opportunities in America (Harvard/Yale etc.), to European cultural options with Florence, Rome, Milan and the South of France, to language and wider enrichment in Japan and China, we saw a great array of ideas and options mentioned. 


Our newsround saw reference to the return of the King to public duties, the ending of the Bute House agreement and resignation of the First Minister in Scotland, the War in Ukraine and US aid, protests in US universities, sporting results/fixtures, along with the forthcoming local (and mayoral) elections in the UK. 


We then turned to our debate on the back of legislation in the USA to ban TikTok. The motion: 'This House would ban TikTok'.

Splitting into three teams, we explored proposition, opposition and a middle-ground of 'reform' arguments. This was a hard fought debate with very good use of stories and evidence to support each argument and an emphasis on the financial implications and practicality of enforcing a ban and what that would mean for the wider tech industry. In the end a majority rejected the ban. 


Well done all!

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