South West Championship 2020

Our South West Championship 2020 is in partnership with Sherborne Girls School.

Sixth-form students from eight schools will battle it out for the title of Debating Matters South West Champions 2020 at a flagship day of debate on Thursday 23 January. We are delighted to be hosted once more by Sherborne Girls School.

09:30
REGISTRATION

10:05
WELCOME

10:20-11:30
DEBATE 1: Climate emergency: “People should not have more than two children”

Group 1 Room A

FOR

Exeter College

AGAINST

Sherborne Girls School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room C

FOR

The Gryphon School

AGAINST

Sturminster Newton Sixth Form

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 1 Room B

FOR

The Purbeck School

AGAINST

Gillingham School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room D

FOR

Bryanston School

AGAINST

Sherborne Boys School

CHAIR

JUDGES

11:40-12:50
DEBATE 2: “Autonomous vehicles will make driving safer”

Group 1 Room A

FOR

The Purbeck School

AGAINST

Exeter College

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 1 Room B

FOR

Gillingham School

AGAINST

Sherborne Girls School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room C

Group 2 Room D

12:50-13:50
LUNCH

13:50-15:00
DEBATE 3: “Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”

Group 1 Room A

FOR

Exeter College

AGAINST

Gillingham School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room C

FOR

The Gryphon School

AGAINST

Sherborne Boys School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 1 Room B

FOR

Sherborne Girls School

AGAINST

The Purbeck School

CHAIR

JUDGES

Group 2 Room D

FOR

Sturminster Newton Sixth Form

AGAINST

Bryanston School

CHAIR

JUDGES

15:00-15:20
BREAK

15:20-17:00
RESULTS AND FINAL DEBATE: “Western museums should repatriate cultural artefacts

FOR
Winners Group 1

CHAIR

JUDGES

ALL INDIVIDUAL JUDGES

AGAINST
Winners Group 2

17:00-17:30
PRESENTATIONS