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Debate Club

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Refine your oratory skills in YGBMs debate club! Do you like talking about issues that you see in the news? Do you have a passion to get to the heart of matters? Then debate club is the place for you! Some pupils come to discuss important topics informally with their friends at lunch time, other pupils use it as an opportunity to hone their public speaking and debating skills learning from sixth formers who are very experienced debaters.

We are lucky to have dedicated pupils who have competed to a high level, winning national competitions and who are currently representing Wales. These pupils pass on their knowledge and experience to pupils who are new to debating. There are two club sessions available, one for Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9) and the other for Key Stage 4-5 (Year 10-13).

Here are some tips from Huw for those starting out in debating:


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“The opportunity to debate has had an incredible effect on my self confidence. Additionally, public speaking has given me the opportunity to hone my problem solving skills.  I was proud to represent Bro Morgannwg and Wales in the ESU, and to be able to represent the school consistently in numerous other competitions." Morgan Bailey, Year 13


YGBM currently holds the Welsh title for the Wales Schools’ Debating Championship 2019. The successful debaters were Huw Jones, Sara Jones and Rhys Griffiths. The final was held in Tredegar House and won the final against a team from Cardiff Sixth Form.