On Monday 13 March, three students from Habs Girls competed in the regional final of the ESU Churchill Public Speaking Competition at Dartmouth House in London. The students had successfully competed in two previous rounds and were excited for the regional final. Tamara (M5 A) gave a thoughtful and thought-provoking speech on the topic of ‘Should we be afraid of Amazon?’, whilst Aaska (M5 A) chaired a discussion on whether tactics used against fascism work against the alt-right, and Eva (M5 Alpha) followed up with some challenging questions to the speaker. The standard of speakers was extremely high, and while the team didn’t progress to the final round, they had a stimulating and rewarding evening.

Debate ESU Competition