Our innovative Debate Box Programme held its third annual showcase dinner on the 14th November at the Harrow Club, Kensington. Prior to this evening, students from Phoenix Academy, Kensington Aldridge Academy and Burlington Danes Academy spent ten consecutive weeks learning the focused arts of both debating and boxing.
Debate Mate staff Ade, Joe and Kristian ensured the students were prepared for the showcase event and were consistently blown away by the intelligent discussions held during preparation sessions and dedication to the boxing training.
At the showcase, audience members were treated to a passionate debate on the motion “This House would favour community service over prison sentences as a punishment for minor crimes”. Students on both sides put forward some convincing arguments and rebuttal before putting on their gloves to box it out. The evening was a great success, raising money for the Harrow Club to support the fantastic work they do for young people in the area.