The Switalskis / Leeds Salon Years 10&11 Debating Competition 2022 Final

WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH – Leeds Salon hosts the final of its annual debating competition for years 10&11, this year in partnership with Switalskis Solicitors, between qualifying round winners – Abbey Grange CofE Academy, Carr Manor Community School and Outwood Grange Academy – at Thackray Medical Museum.

Headline Partner: Switalskis Solicitors
Venue Partner: Thackray Medical Museum 
Prize Sponsors: The University of Law (Leeds) & Tectonic Interactive Ltd


15:40 – DEBATE 1 – “Tech companies should act to stop online misinformation”

FOR: Abbey Grange CofE Academy
AGAINST: Carr Manor Community School

JUDGES
Nat Edwards, Thackray Medical Museum
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon
Steve Kelleher, Alphaprobe Consultancy


16:45 – DEBATE 2 – “Technological progress will not solve society’s environmental issues”

FOR: Outwood Grange Academy
AGAINST: Abbey Grange CofE Academy

JUDGES
Feona Carmichael, University of Law
Mo Lovatt, Debating Matters
Dan Clayton, The Leeds Salon


17:45 – Break


18:00 – DEBATE 3 –  “Vaccine passports benefit society”

FOR: Carr Manor Community School
AGAINST: Outwood Grange Academy

JUDGES
Nat Edwards, Thackray Medical Museum
Mo Lovatt, Debating Matters
Sunny Zaman, Switalskis Solicitors


19:00-19:30 – Judge’s Deliberations & Results

Jo Caswell, Harrogate BID is lead Individual Prize Judge


2022 CHAMPIONS: Abbey Grange CofE Academy

BEST INDIVIDUAL PRIZE: Great Hirschhorn-Nolan, Carr Manor Community School

HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE: Isabel Dixon-Hardy, Abbey Grange CofE Academy

COMMENDED INDIVIDUAL PRIZE: Alhasan Ahmed, Outwood Grange Academy