We were delighted to welcome four Year 10 pupils from Eltham College, accompanied by Jack, one of their Sixth Formers, and their English Master, Mr Hamblin. They joined us in the Macaulay Library for a friendly debating contest.
There were two debates, both proposed by Babington House School, the first motion being, 'This house believes that professional female athletes should be paid the same as male athletes' (debated by Liv and Eleanor ) and the second 'This house believes that a woman's place is in the home' (debated by Michaela F and Natasha).
The proceedings were opened by Stephanie, Head of School Parliament, and the first debate was ably chaired by our Deputy Head Girl, Elizabeth and Florence , Charities Prefect. The second debate was again ably chaired by Jack, Sixth Former from Eltham College, and assisted by Florence, who managed the scoring.
The debates were lively, interesting and well-prepared from both the boys and girls involved, and we were delighted that both debates were won by the Babington pupils.
Mr Lello and Mrs Dormer, who prepared the pupils for these debates, were extremely proud of all who participated.