2024 - Youth Speaks photo gallery

On Thursday 1st February we organised the local competition of Rotary Youth Speaks at the Abbey School. Teams of three students from local schools competed in debating a wide range of  topics.Teams were allowed 15 minutes including the introduction, the argument in favour of the motion and the opposition then a summary by the chair. The Intermediate team (11-13-years) from Abbey won with their debate about "Is Rivalry beneficial?" and the Senior team (14-17), also from Abbey, won with a debate on "Science is a threat to mankind". They both progressed to the Rotary Thames Valley Final and the Abbey Intermediates will take part in the national final.