District Youth Speaks - Semi Finals

A busy two weeks for the Youth team with all the Semi Finals going on.

The last two weeks the Youth team have been busy with the Semi-Finals for the District Youth Speaks - A Debate Competition which have been held at various schools across the District.

The standard of the teams this year was very high and most of us agreed we wouldn't have been able to do that when we were their age!

The topics were very varied and in some cases quite thought provoking - Life means Life, Are we heading towards a dystopian society, Prison System, the use of Palm Oil worldwide, the Monarchy, Animal testing and Climate Change

The top three teams of each Semi Final now go though to the District Finals  at Vandyke Upper School later this month and the results of the Semi Finals are as follows.


Thanks goes to all the members of the Youth Team who helped out at these events, together with the volunteer Judges, Questioners, Timekeepers and the Refreshment teams.

Intermediate Semi Final 1 Intermediate Semi Final 2
1st - Dame Alice Owner's School, sponsored by Brookmans Park Rotary Club.
2nd - Mark Rutherford School, sponsored by Bedford Park Rotary.
3rd - Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School, sponsored by Welwyn GC Rotary
1st – Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, sponsored by Aylesbury Hundreds Rotary
2nd – St Clement Danes School, sponsored Watford Rotary
3rd – Aldwickbury School, sponsored by Harpenden Rotary
   
Senior Semi Final 1 Senior Semi Final 2
1st - Roundwood Park School, sponsored by Harpenden Rotary Club.
2nd - Samuel Whitbread Academy 1, sponsored by Biggleswade Rotary, Biggleswade Ivel Rotary and Rotary Club of Sandy Rotary Clubs.
3rd - Ashylns School, sponsored by Berkhamsted Rotary Rotary
1st Place was won by the home team Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School, sponsored by Welwyn Garden Cith Rotary Club.
2nd - Mark Rutherford School, sponsored by Bedford Park Rotary.
3rd - Dame Alice Owens, sponsored by Brookmans Park and Potters Bar Rotary Clubs.