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Congratulations go to Elizabeth and Victoria Groom who won the Hutchesons’ Grammar School debating competition last Friday. The girls knocked out Bearsden Academy in the first round, The High School of Glasgow in the Semi-Final and Hutchesons’ Grammar in the Final.

This is a fantastic achievement in their first ever proper competition.

A big thanks also to Matthew Chalmers and Jack McPhail of S1, and Anjali Kashyap, Grainne Parkinson, Rhona McCalman and Kirsty Sutherland of S2 who came along to support the team and who participated in a debating workshop during the day.

Nuclear Debate

Mearns Castle’s Debating club recently held a ‘Pupil v Politician’ debate on Nuclear Weapons.  Speaking for the Politicians was MP and shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy.

Below is a film made of the debate by in-school film team – Mearns TV

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