Posted on March 20th 2018
'Frankly Speaking' Debate at Bloomberg 16 March 2018
On Friday 16th March, eight slightly nervous Year 11 students went to the brand new and very impressive Europe Headquarters of Bloomberg to participate in debates on topics such as 'This house believes that exercise should be mandatory for 6-16 year olds' and 'This house would ban single use plastics'.
The students were impeccably behaved and enjoyed meeting staff and students from Coventry, Ilford and indeed from all over the world due to their school being a private international institution.
They also met historians, members of the American Embassy, and a rather imposing group of women called 'Daughters of the American Revolution' who all claim direct lineage with the founding fathers of the American Constitution.
The students are congratulated for their intuition and powers of speech, they were particularly well- prepared and brought copious notes. Two students retained their composure and were really cogent and passionate in the semi-finals on the debate motion they proposed which was that 'This house believes that university fees should be scrapped'.
Well done to all involved.