Home   News   Article

Stamford's Oscar and Tom know how to talk

A Year 11 team from Stamford have talked their way to the regional finals of a national competition.

Tom Watson and Oscar Dixon-Spain have been praised for their flawless delivery and impressive performance as an up and coming team in the English-Speaking Union Schools' Debating Mace regional final in Bedford this week.

Oscar and Tom (8077189)
Oscar and Tom (8077189)

Having beaten teams from local schools, including Uppingham and Loughborough in the previous two rounds of the competition, Oscar and Tom faced more experienced Year 13 teams in the regional final and a tough motion: This House believes it is legitimate for environmental groups to use the destruction of property to further their aims

The pair have been keen debaters since Year 9, are key members of the weekly debating club at Stamford School and are looking forward to chairing the second inter-schools debating shield on 8 March, when SES will be hosting teams from Oundle, Uppingham and Oakham for an afternoon of exciting debates.

Karen Leetch, who runs debating at Stamford School, commented: "Tom and Oscar worked very hard for a well-deserved place in the regional final and it's great to see their debating skills improving by leaps and bounds. They are part of a group of very keen Year 11 debaters and I look forward to watching their progress as they move into the Sixth Form".

An ESU judge said that he expects to see Oscar Dixon-Spain and Tom Watson in the national final in the near future.


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More