Parrenthorn Debate @The Portico Library

“This House Believes that the European Union should not have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.”

I was delighted to be invited to the Portico Library in Manchester to adjudicate a debate evening with students from Parrenthorn High School, as part of the Portico Library’s Conflict and Community Programme.

The standard of debate was high, the students had clearly researched their topic and spoke persuasively. Even more impressive, they proved themselves capable of listening to opposing points and providing counter arguments.

I’ve written elsewhere about the raw deal teenagers today receive at the hands of the media. Anyone in doubt of the potential of teenagers should begin by listening to the pupils of Parrenthorn High School.

Thank you to the Portico Library for inviting me, the staff and pupils of Parrenthorn High School, and the Zochonis Charitable Trust for sponsoring the event.

The Proposers
The Proposers
The Opposers
The Opposers

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