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Tonbridge Debating Competition

On 19th November, 3 Sixth Form students – Finley Jarrett, Dominika Maruszczak and Sabe Santhosh – took part in a Debating Competition held at Tonbridge School. The students were the ‘Proposition’ for the motion ‘This House will abolish trial by Jury’. The students researched and presented a high-quality debate in which they presented recent and historical examples of cases miscarriages of justice, huge costs or jury bias and proposed alternative systems, guided by Ms K. Denny and myself. All 3 were a credit to themselves and excellent ambassadors for the school. The opposing team – Sutton Valence School – were experienced. However, our students were able to justify their arguments succinctly and eloquently. All the other teams had competed in this event before, but all 3 students held their own and formulated some strong arguments. The competition was organised by the English Speaking Union as an annual competition. Next year, I am certain we will be even more successful. It was an amazing experience for us all and we learnt a great deal. Huge congratulations to the students who took part – they should be very proud of themselves.

Melissa King (Academic Literacy and Debating Co-ordinator).

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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