Last week was very successful for Haileybury’s debaters. On Monday, we hosted 28 teams for the first round of the Cambridge Schools’ Debating Competition. Two Haileybury teams qualified for the next round: our first pair (Ben Phillips and Mollie Mendoza) and second pair (Lewis Colson and Ed Bayford). Our third pair (Andreas Payne and Justin Tsang) were one point away from qualifying, and our fourth pair (Ollie Hirschfield and Ed Barrett), as Middles, did very well.
On Thursday our first pair (Ben Phillips and Mollie Mendoza) won their first round fixture in the ESU Schools’ Mace. Their next round will be in February.