The Priory School recently hosted a debating competition which was organised by the Shropshire Young Health Champions alongside the Shropshire Community Trust and Public Health.
The teams were welcomed by Mr Barratt, Principal of The Priory School and the guest speaker was Rhod Thompson – Director of Public health.
Nine Shropshire secondary schools were represented, some with a couple of teams, making it a very lively and informative debate about ‘should immunisation be made compulsory for school admission’. The teams were all very well informed with a wide range of arguments for and against the motion. There were some exceptional young speakers who held the avid attention of the panel who were all representatives from the Health authority.
The Priory School team consisted of Year 7’s – Harrison Sharp, Soham Mukherjee, Seb Branfield and Finlay Markey. They were the youngest team, however they held the audience with their considered points, valid arguments for and against, speaking clearly with passion and enthusiasm.
As the hosting team, they proved to be a credit to the school and the staff that had worked with them.