Following our debating team’s outstanding performance in Round 1 of the Urban Debate League, hopes were high for Round 2, taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday 4 March. Our boys – made up of students from Years 7-10 – performed admirably against students from the host school, Greenford High School, as well as representatives from Heston Community School and Stockley Academy.

The format was similar to Round 1, as students debated one seen motion – ‘This House Would Introduce a Quota for Racial and Ethnic Minority Officers in the Police Service’ – and one unseen motion, which discussed the behaviour of football fans. Out of six Isleworth & Syon teams which took part, four won their debates.

Then came the anxious wait to discover if we had qualified for the finals. We were thrilled to learn that, in Round 2, we had actually improved on our performance in Round 1, now ranking as the joint-fourteenth best school in the UK, and tenth in London. We now look forward to the grand final on Monday 22 June. Well done to all the boys:

  • Bilal BUKHARI (8C)
  • Matthew GREBOT (10C)
  • Fahd JADOON (10F)
  • Edrin KALYANGO (10F)
  • Isa KHAN (8C)
  • Manahar KUMAR (10F)
  • Mohan KUMAR (10A)
  • Jack MILLER (7E)
  • Ali NASIRI (8F)
  • Henry RATHORE (7C)
  • Dara RAZAGHI (8C)
  • Sohrab SAYEDI (10C)
  • Daniel VAKILI (8F)
  • Pavan VARA (10C)

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