My name is Leah Morris and I am the President of our schools Debate Team.
Debate Mate is the best way to express your beliefs and develop your social skills as well as your confidence.
My first impression of debate mate, before I joined, was that the members would be a group of know-it-all's, however this is certainly not the case.
A few weeks ago our debate team had their first debate. Sadly we lost but it was a great experience and our team members were extremely supportive of each other and this has made us all determined to get better and do better which I am sure we will.
I found our group to be kind, polite and very supportive even though at times we are on opposite sides of the motion (debate).
I highly recommend debate because it is very beneficial as it teaches you how to argue in a reasonable way and it looks extremely good on your CV.
So if you want to give it a try we hold our practice on Mondays in the English department at 3.15pm until around 4.30pm. We have members who are willing to lend a helping hand in order to teach you the basics.