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Upton-by-Chester High School

Mock Council of the European Union

On the 15th of September, Rachel and Sarah (Year 13) were invited to attend the EU Mock Council preliminary round in Manchester.

On the 15th of September, Rachel and Sarah (Year 13) were invited to attend the EU Mock Council preliminary round in Manchester. They took part in a workshop to enhance their debating skills and then participated in a competitive debate around the topic of freedom of movement in the EU.

The girls had the following to say about their experience:

‘I learnt new skills in navigating a debate and my confidence level grew as the day progressed. I think this experience will benefit me greatly in the future’ – Rachel
‘I learnt a new style of competitive debating, which really highlighted how beneficial the skills of debating can be in other aspects of life.’ – Sarah
‘We would both like to thank Mrs Vianello for chaperoning and supporting us on the day, we really enjoyed it and look forward to the next debate.'