Millfield debating team through to National Finals

Millfield debating team through to National Finals

Millfield students have won the European Youth Parliament South Wales Regional Debating Session in Cardiff, qualifying for the National Finals.

The group of Lower Sixth students debated on complex topics such as water waste in fast fashion, euthanasia and the migration crisis. They were selected as winners by a team of jurors out of seven teams from across the region.

Students have been working hard during Millfield Activity Programme (MAP) to prepare, and the jurors particularly commended the students’ teamwork, development throughout the day and respect for all students taking part in the competition.

Congratulations to the team: Juan Cuxac, Michelle Li, Winfield Hock IV, Hatty Kingsford, Stella Gillespie, Catrin Thomas, Laura Judge-Wee and Becca Pick. Thank you also to Ava, Ivor and Kezia who weren’t able to travel to Cardiff.

Economics teacher Ellen Docherty runs the European Youth Parliament MAP, she said, “It was a really tough competition of a very high academic standard and, along with a new debating format, could have been daunting to a group that haven’t been working together for very long. However, I was so impressed with how they pulled together and worked as a team to write some excellent speeches, and make some impassioned points that created some really exciting debates. I am so proud of them all – what an achievement!”

The team look forward to competing in the National Finals later this year in Liverpool.

Find out more about MAP here.

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