The CH Spanish Debating Competition took place in the evening of 29 November with a number of competitors from Deps (Year 12) and Grecians (Year 13) with many classmates and GE (Year 11) supporting.
The competition comprised a native speakers’ final and a tournament for pupils who study Spanish as a second language. There was a panel of four teachers adjudicating.
All debates were very competitive and intense. They discussed issues as complex as the nationalist movement in Spain or the immigration trends across Europe and Latin America. Fernando Verdú Canadas and Alejandra Cassidy-García won the natives’ debate by only one point, whilst in the second language category, Will Freeman was the overall winner. Mario Marín-Bórquez and Emilia Dunne were also highly commended.
Juan Manuel González, Spanish National Debating Competition Coordinator and teacher of Spanish at CH said: “This academic year, debating in the department gains even more importance since the School will be hosting the Spanish National Debating Competition on the 31 January, when prestigious schools will compete for the trophy currently held by CH. We wish our team the best of luck!
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